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    tallulah beaulah
    Powdered Egg?
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    • 11th Dec 06, 9:21 PM
    Powdered Egg? 11th Dec 06 at 9:21 PM
    I've searched and can't find anything about powdered egg on the OS board.

    I'm a recent convert to powdered milk and wondered if powdered egg is freely available, as I think it could be a very useful store cupboard item, for using in baking etc. I'd still want to use fresh eggs if I was making an omelette.

    I'm pretty sure I haven't seen any powdered egg in my local co-op, the only place I've seen anything similar is the powdered vegan egg alternative in health food shops.

    Does anyone use powdered egg / know where to get it / know if its cost effective? I've googled without much luck too.
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    • lil_me
    • By lil_me 11th Dec 06, 9:26 PM
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    • 11th Dec 06, 9:26 PM
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    • 11th Dec 06, 9:26 PM
    I seen it in Tescos today but had never used it so didn't risk buying it. Would be interested in responses from those who have used it aswell.
    One day I might be more organised...........:confused:
  • ChocClare
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    • 11th Dec 06, 9:46 PM
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    • 11th Dec 06, 9:46 PM
    I have got a packet of it sitting in my cupboard (I thought I'd have it as a standby too!) but haven't used it yet. It was quite expensive - £1.98 for quite a small packet. It was in the baking aisle at Tesco's.

    However, in The Tightwad Gazette, the lovely Mrs Dacyczyn advocates using one heaped tablespoon of soya flour and one tablespoon of water in place of each egg in baking - and I HAVE used this, and it worked very well: the cake was a little heavier than usual, but rose very well, and I think this was probably because "a heaped tablespoon" is not really an exact amount - next time I'll probably use a rounded tablespoon rather than a heaped one.

    A packet of soya flour from our local health food shop (which is hardly the cheapest place in the world) was about the same price for about four times the amount. So now I have some in an airtight jar in the cupboard, which should hopefully last a lot longer than the powdered egg, which, I seem to remember, had a fairly short shelf life. OK, so you wouldn't use soya flour and water in a chocolate mousse, but then I'm not sure I'd use powdered egg there anyway...
    • thriftlady
    • By thriftlady 12th Dec 06, 7:27 AM
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    • 12th Dec 06, 7:27 AM
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    • 12th Dec 06, 7:27 AM
    I am sure Black Saturn mentioned using it quite recently. I thought it was expensive too, but it's advantage is that it lasts a long time.

    I've used the soya flour substitue too
    • mrs baggins
    • By mrs baggins 12th Dec 06, 7:45 AM
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    • 12th Dec 06, 7:45 AM
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    • 12th Dec 06, 7:45 AM
    I have used powdered egg white ok in recipies. You can get it in tesco - i think it was in a little box from supercook but may be wrong on the name
  • livinginhope
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    • 12th Dec 06, 10:02 AM
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    • 12th Dec 06, 10:02 AM
    Morning Tallulah,my gran used to swear by powdered egg in all her cakes,she never used fresh eggs.I have used it a few times and I have to say the cakes were lovely,just like grans
    You can buy it in Tesco alongside the coconut/raisins/dried fruit etc,mine is in a tub like gravy granules.I haven't seen it in Asda.
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    • 12th Dec 06, 3:59 PM
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    • 12th Dec 06, 3:59 PM
    we have a shop that sells loose dry ingridients,which works out quite cheap as you can just weigh and buy the amount you need,have you any shops near you like this
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    • By lynzpower 12th Dec 06, 4:32 PM
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    • 12th Dec 06, 4:32 PM
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    • 12th Dec 06, 4:32 PM
    WOW thanks for the soya flour tip!!! I had no idea!!! Particularly good for my OH who has high-but-reducing cholestrol & hes not meant to have eggs!

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  • bordercars
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    • 7th Oct 08, 3:09 PM
    powdered egg
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    • 7th Oct 08, 3:09 PM
    just back from tesco's they had supercook whole egg powder on offer, normally 1.97 now 49p. they say use as an egg, anyone got any experience of, or any reciepes please.
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    • phizzimum
    • By phizzimum 7th Oct 08, 4:00 PM
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    sorry I can't be of any help, but I'm waiting to see what other replies you get. I've never noticed powdered egg in the supermarket before - but then again I've never looked for it. I'm quite intrigued as DD has been learning about WW2/rationing etc for school. I might get some egg to try it out!
  • bordercars
    i hope im not getting it fed to me as scambled, but if it goes in a cake that will be rather nice. has anyone used tho
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    • sandraroffey
    • By sandraroffey 7th Oct 08, 4:16 PM
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    sandraroffey
    in the war everyone used dried egg. there must be recipes etc online, for dried eggs in cooking. my mum always used it in cakes and cooking. i have the 'we'll eat again' cook books with recipes from during and after the war. dried egg is used in them all. have a look online. xxx
    • Pink.
    • By Pink. 7th Oct 08, 4:25 PM
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    Pink.
    Hi bordercars,

    This earlier thread may help: Powdered Egg?

    I'll add your thread to that one later to keep the replies together.

    Pink
  • bordercars
    just bought some in tescos brandon. on offer 49p instead of 1.97.
    cheaper than eggs
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  • Pretani
    Sorry to barge in with another question on this thread, but can someone say if storing fresh eggs in the fridge is safe?
    • Pink.
    • By Pink. 7th Oct 08, 5:00 PM
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    Pink.
    Sorry to barge in with another question on this thread, but can someone say if storing fresh eggs in the fridge is safe?
    Originally posted by Pretani
    Hi Pratani,

    This thread may help you: eggs - best to keep in the fridge?

    Pink
  • wendybird
    Powdered / dehydrated eggs?
    Does anyone know where I can find these? I want them for my storecupboard for baking etc. You can get them in the US, but I can't seem to find any here? Are they called something else?

    Any help appreciated!

    Thanks,
    Wendybird
    • Pink.
    • By Pink. 8th Oct 08, 2:09 PM
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    Pink.
    Hi Wendy,

    There was a thread on this very topic yesterday that should help so I'll add your post to it to keep the replies together.

    Pink
  • wendybird
    Thank you pink-winged! Not sure how I missed that as I seem to spend most of my time on this forum recently! Cheers - I'll have look at Tesco for the whole egg powder. I see they have egg white powder on-line as well, but I don't think this will work? (Not much of a cook - but I'm trying!).
  • wendybird
    No luck, they don't carry it in my local Tesco and I can't get it online from them either. Any one else have other ideas?
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