Out of Eggs? No Problem if You've Got Some Vinegar
You would never think that using "Vinegar as Egg Substitute" would work, but surprisingly it does, and you just never know when you might need to use it. It never fails when you think you have all the ingredients you need to make the recipe you want, there always seems to be just that one thing that you forgot.
You're just about to start baking a cake for a birthday party you are having that day, and you realize that you don't have any eggs for the recipe! What do you do, when you are strapped for time and you have to get the job done? With any luck there is something you already have lying around your pantry that will get you through this dilemma. It really is just as simple as replacing one egg with a tablespoon of white vinegar. You will want to note that this egg substitute will only work as long as there's another leavening agent (baking powder, self-rising flour or yeast) in the recipe. Crisis avoided.
On this site you will find over fifty uses for vinegar. Some of them include; drain cleaner, with store bought drain cleaners being so expensive and toxic, you can learn how to make your own homemade drain cleaner using a simple recipe of pouring a box of baking soda down the drain, then pouring vinegar over the top of the baking soda to create a foaming action. Allow the foam to settle, and repeat until all of the baking soda is gone, you will enjoy a fresher smelling drain, and save money; if you are tired of battling all of the baked on food in your microwave, you can finally put away all of the toxic cleaners and elbow grease. Vinegar really is the answer. To start just fill a microwave safe container with a mixture of half vinegar and half water, and microwave it for two minutes. Then dip a sponge into the vinegar and water solution, and use it to wipe the food off of the walls of the microwave. It will fall right off, with no heavy scrubbing required; dishwasher rinse agents help to get your dishes cleaner and dryer, but they can be quite expensive. Thanks to vinegar there is a more cost effective alternative. To use vinegar as a rinse agent, finish using up any of your commerical rinse agent that remains in your dishwasher. Then unscrew the cap from your dishwasher's rinse agent dispenser, and fill the well with white vinegar. Replace the cap dishwasher rinse aid and run your dishwasher as usual, you will be amazed at the results, and enjoy saving money.
Vinegar is one of those things you should always have in your pantry, it has a variety of helpful uses that may surprise you. It can be used to clean your home, to make health and beauty products, to get rid of pests and lots more. You'll want to experiment with some of the recipes, and find out what vinegar can do for you. Vinegar is mostly used as a cooking ingredient. Historically vinegar as the most easily available mild acid, had many other industrial, medical and domestic uses, some of which (such as its use as a general household cleanser) are still used today. There are a variety of vinegars available at your grocery store from apple cider vinegar, balsamic vinegar, cane vinegar, palm vinegar, red vinegar, sherry vinegar, wine vinegar, honey vinegar, malt vinegar, fruit vinegar and more. For the purpose of cleaning and other jobs around the house, you will want to just have basic white vinegar on hand.
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