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Can I substitute something for an egg?!

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FurchesterCatastrophy Tue 07-Apr-20 11:34:35

It's my daughter's birthday tomorrow and I'm baking a cake tonight. I've just realised I only have 2 eggs and I need 3. I'm using a packet mix (don't judge). I don't want to go to the shops as I don't feel this qualifies as an essential shop. Can I substitute something for it? Butter? Baking powder? Help!

sleepismysuperpower1 Tue 07-Apr-20 11:38:44

use 60g of plain yogurt as a substitute for one egg if you have it

Kneehighinshit Tue 07-Apr-20 11:41:48

You'll need something wet, eggs bind the mixture together. A splash of milk or a spoonful of oil will do the same.

DamnYouAutocucumber Tue 07-Apr-20 11:44:08

I made eggless pancakes this morning, as forgot to check the shops had any before promising the children. I would guess if you can only use what you have in the house adding a bit more flour, a bit more baking powder and a bit more milk probably wouldn't do any harm (as a guess from what was in eggless pancake recipe). If you haven't got any of those I'd just make 2/3 of the mix, with the 2 eggs and divide any other ingredients by 2/3. Cook for slightly less time to account for being smaller.

magicstar1 Tue 07-Apr-20 11:45:49

I’ve used flaxseed before and it was perfect. Here’s a chart with loads os egg substitutes.

magicstar1 Tue 07-Apr-20 11:46:40

Sorry...meant to say lots of substitutes blush

Watto1 Tue 07-Apr-20 11:46:58

My baker friend used a dollop of mayo when she struggled to get eggs.

Skeletoninatutu Tue 07-Apr-20 11:49:24

I'd just add a tbsp of some light tasting vegetable oil. I know some replace eggs for apple purée/sauce - I might have read that in a vegan cookbook?
No judgement on the packet mix whatsoever ( I use them all the time and make no apologies - not all of us are gifted with the baking gene)

KittenVsBox Tue 07-Apr-20 11:51:14

Mashed banana, apple puree or some of the liquid from a can of chickpeas would be my suggestions.
Or, just use 2/3 of everything!

FurchesterCatastrophy Tue 07-Apr-20 12:30:09

Thank you everyone. I have plain yoghurt, oil, bananas so I'll see what I fancy tonight!

Gasp0deTheW0nderD0g Tue 07-Apr-20 13:19:05

There was an article in The Guardian or The Observer the other day going through all sorts of recipes for cakes without eggs, fat, flour, sugar etc. Useful.

Gasp0deTheW0nderD0g Tue 07-Apr-20 13:40:39

www.theguardian.com/food/2020/apr/06/no-flour-eggs-or-butter-no-problem-23-cake-recipes-for-when-youre-missing-an-ingredient

DamnYouAutocucumber Tue 07-Apr-20 22:39:42

Will you let us know how it turned out? Hope she has a great birthday! 🎂

PickAChew Tue 07-Apr-20 22:49:07

Just add a little more moisture eg milk or fruit puree.

FurchesterCatastrophy Wed 08-Apr-20 17:36:09

Thank you for all the advice. I used 60g of plain yogurt and it worked really well smile

madcatladyforever Wed 08-Apr-20 17:37:16

Oil, look up vegan cakes. It doesn't have to be vegan but it will show you the quantities you need.

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