Using Powdered Eggs

Having powdered eggs in your food storage is a great idea, and they're really easy to use.

Simply combine 3 tbsp. water with 1 tbsp. whole egg powder, and you've got the equivalent of one fresh egg. 


Just a note...powdered eggs are only meant for baking, and cannot be scrambled. They have a shelf life of 3 years, so be sure not to forget about them in your every day baking. I like to place a small container or powdered eggs in my fridge, just to make sure I'm rotating my supply like I should.

Poppyseed Muffins

  • 3 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder 
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 Tbsp poppy seeds
  • 10 Tbsp unsalted butter (1 1/4 stick), softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 6 tbsp. water
  • 2 tbsp. powdered whole egg
  • 1 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 Tbsp lemon zest
Glaze
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 cup confectioner's sugar (powdered sugar)

METHOD

1 Adjust the oven rack to the middle-lower part of the oven. Preheat oven to 375°F.
2 Whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, poppy seeds, and salt and set aside.
3 In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar together, beating until fluffy (about 2 minutes with an electric mixer). Add egg powder and water and mix well.
4 Beat in one third of the dry ingredients until just incorporated. Beat in one third of the yogurt. Beat in a third more of the dry ingredients. Beat in a second third of the yogurt. Beat in the remaining dry ingredients and then the remaining yogurt. Again be careful to beat until just incorporated. Do not over beat.
5 Use a standard 12-muffin muffin pan. Coat each muffin cup lightly with olive oil, grapeseed oil, or a little melted butter using a pastry brush. Distribute the muffin dough equally among the cups. Bake until muffins are golden brown, about 25 to 30 minutes. Test with a long toothpick (we use a thin bamboo skewer) to make sure the center of the muffins are done. Set muffin pan on wire rack to cool. After 5 minutes, remove muffins from pan.
6 While the muffins are cooling, in a bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar and lemon juice for the glaze. Add more lemon juice if necessary. While the muffins are still a bit warm, use a pastry brush to brush the glaze over each muffin. The muffins will absorb some of the glaze, so you add more glaze to each muffin if you like.
Best eaten fresh and warm.
Yield: Makes 12 muffins.


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