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Good to have around someday when you crave something sweet but forgot to get eggs. Good to have now because they're probably the most expensive ingredient.
- John— From Effortless Eggless Baking (Staff Pick)
The author of The Mountain Baker takes her motto—“Desserts for everyone!”—to the next level with these allergy-friendly bakes.
One of the most common allergens after dairy and peanuts, eggs are often thought to be a necessity in baking. But what eggs do contribute to your sweets—fat, flavor, structure, fluffiness, moisture—can actually be found in countless alternative ingredients that are easy to find. And with meticulous experimentation, Mimi Council has tested them all: aquafaba (the liquid in a can of chickpeas) for fluffiness, yogurt for flavor and structure, cornstarch for thick and creamy custards, and more.
Explaining the role that eggs—and other powerhouse ingredients—play in baking, Mimi ensures that readers understand exactly how and why her recipes work. From classics like Blueberry Muffins and Chocolate Chip Cookies, to original creations like Orange Cardamom Loaf Cake, Lemon Poppy Seed Biscotti, and Raspberry Rhubarb Tart, these desserts are flawless. Colorful photographs and easy substitutions for vegan, gluten-free, and nut-free bakes make this book a diet-friendly delight.