A friend called recently with a baking crisis. She had a hankering for brownies, headed straight to the kitchen to get baking, started mixing and stirring, assuming she had all the ingredients, but when it came to the part where she had to add the eggs, she found there was not one egg in sight in her fridge. We’ve all been there, right? The oven's already preheated, the kitchen's smelling all chocolatey and good, and you'd rather not go out in the rain to buy eggs. Luckily, you have an option.
A simple combination of water, baking powder, and vegetable oil mimics eggs almost to a T. It’s a great option for cookies, brownies, and quick breads, and it won’t make your baked good too greasy or change its flavor profile.
1 egg = 2 tablespoons water + 2 teaspoons baking powder + 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
Stay home! Problem solved!