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Old 12-13-2004, 09:28 PM   #1
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Half an Egg

I want to make half a batch of a cookie recipe. The whole recipe calls for one large egg. How do I halve that? I've read that it's OK to still use one whole egg, but I worry that's too much moisture. Any ideas?

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Old 12-13-2004, 10:46 PM   #2
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You could use:

a powdered egg white mix
1 tb flax seeds + 3 tb water = 1 egg (process thoroughly in a blender)
1/4 c tofu = 1 egg
1/4 c applesauce = 1 egg
1/4 c mashed banana = 1 egg
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Old 12-14-2004, 02:56 AM   #3
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Hmm, I am not sure how it would turn out but I would not be bothered to try and get half an egg, I would just continue using the whole one.

Alternatively find a smaller egg than what you would normally use.
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Old 12-14-2004, 10:18 AM   #4
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Will the egg be beaten? Could you beat it and then try to pour half into another container? Maybe pour slowly and use a scissor to cut the egg when you get the right amount? Not sure if any of this would work. Just brainstorming here.
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Old 12-14-2004, 10:25 AM   #5
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I thought about that, too, GB. I also thought about using egg beaters but I don't want to affect the texture of the cookie.
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Old 12-14-2004, 11:01 AM   #6
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I say make the whole recipe worth of dough and freeze the stuff you don't want to cook right away. That way you won't have to worry about halving anything and you will have another pile of dough for your next craving or emergency.
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Old 12-14-2004, 11:27 AM   #7
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I say make the whole recipe worth of dough and freeze the stuff you don't want to cook right away. That way you won't have to worry about halving anything and you will have another pile of dough for your next craving or emergency.
That's what I'm leaning towards. I have way too many Christmas cookies already so I was trying to be good and cut back on what I'm baking. DH said to just not make them. He should know better--I can't do that!
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LOL! My DH is always complaining I am trying to make him fat when I bake. I keep telling him it isn't my hands that are stuffing his face!
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LOL! My DH is always complaining I am trying to make him fat when I bake. I keep telling him it isn't my hands that are stuffing his face!
LOL! So true, Alix! But I doubt my DH would appreciate hearing that!
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OOOOOOO! I just read that and realized how bad that sounds!!! It really isn't said quite that way...it is more of a gentle tease, especially since my DH is quite slender. I am embarrassed now. :oops:
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