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PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2007 9:20 am 
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We bought some EnerG brand "egg replacer" last weekend, but I've seen so many "recipes" for replacing eggs that I'm wondering if it's worth it to buy the egg replacer (it's about US$5 a box). Does it work that much better than the substitutes I've seen on FAAN's and allergicchild's sites (ie, various combinations of oil, soy flour, baking soda and vinegar, etc.)? What would work best to make eggless French toast, if that's possible?

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2007 4:44 pm 
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We use egg replacer on a regular basis. I like the convenience and the fact that it works consistently well in all of the baking that I have done. I do not have to worry how my recipe will turn out. It is about $5-6 Canadian but it is equivalent to about 100 eggs so the price is not bad. We use Kingsmill Egg Replacer.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2007 4:56 pm 
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I've never used store-bought egg replacer since I found out it contains potato starch (oldest is allergic to potatoes)... so we're in the opposite camp.

I have used various other subs and all have worked pretty well (except for a brownie recipe that I had - nothing would work!).

K.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2007 5:14 pm 
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KatesMom-I've just posted an eggless, milk-free French Toast recipe in the recipe forum.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2007 8:53 pm 
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Susan:

Thank you! That's great - we'll try it tomorrow if we get up early enough. :wink:

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2007 9:33 pm 
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My problem with the egg replacers is that I have yet to find an egg replacer that does not contain potato starch. My son is allergic to potatoes.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2007 10:26 pm 
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I have a lot of luck with the basic baking powder/water/oil mixture.
1 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tbsp water
1 1/2 tbsp oil.
Mix and use in place of an egg.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2007 12:19 am 
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I used ground flaxmeal mixed with water, and also a combo of water and flax seeds (boiled to become the consistency of egg whites, and then strained and frozen in ice cube trays - I call them Fleggs). So yes, what I use it a bit complicated! LOL.

K.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2007 11:35 am 
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Hey, I like that "Fleggs" thing. It is a great idea to keep it frozen in the freezer so you don't have to mix it up every time.
I have tried the baking powder/oil/water mixture with mixed results. I usually use that.

Ugh, egg allergies can be tough to deal with.

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