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What to do if You Have No Eggs?

Nina NordNina Nord
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Everyone has had the following dilemma at least once in their lives: while making pancakes, cake or pie, at the last moment you suddenly realize that you have no eggs. The shop is far away, it’s cold or you just don't feel like going.

However, there is a way to substitute eggs with other products, and more specifically a combination of several products. For example, an egg is equal to two tablespoons of milk, half a tablespoon of lemon juice and half a tablespoon of baking soda.

Another way to make a fake egg is to mix two tablespoons of milk with a quarter teaspoon of baking powder. In the absence of milk, you can usually use water, but in different combinations.


For example, an egg is equivalent to two tablespoons of water, one tablespoon of oil, and two teaspoons of baking powder. You are also out of oil? Then make an egg substitute of two tablespoons of water and two teaspoons of baking powder.

It can also be replaced by a combination of one tablespoon of powdered milk, a tablespoon of starch and two tablespoons of water. This applies to cakes and dough for breads, cakes, pitas, loafs and other baked goods.

But if you want the dough to have a lightly sweet flavor, make your egg with one tablespoon of cornstarch mixed with two tablespoons of water and a teaspoon of sugar. You can also make it from one medium-sized banana, mashed to a puree.