When a recipe calls for only the EGG WHITES can Albumin powder be used instead. If so, how much water is added to the powder to reconstitute it? Can the powder be added to the dry ingredients and the water to the liquids? Any info about albumin powder will be appreciated. Thanks all.
Mairmie from Edmonton, AB
I use the albumin powder in cake icings like royal icing or decorators icing.
Two recipes use 7 Tablespoons per cup of water (16 Tablespoons). It is then able to be beaten to peaks. This is approximately 2 Tbs. water for 1 tablespoon albumin...(actually 7/8 of a Tablespoon), but I would just use one.
Another has 6 Tablespoons water to 4 Tablespoons albumin. This is the ratio of 2 Tablespoons water and 1 1/3 Tablespoon (1 Tablespoon is 3 teaspoons).
Therefore, for each egg white (which is 2 Tablespoons worth of egg white according to the cookbook), I would probably use 2 Tablespoons water and 1 Tablespoon 1 Tablespoon and 1 teaspoon of albumin.
Hope this is helpful in substituting it for egg whites:)
P.S. Yes, if you do not have to beat the egg whites until they are soft or stiff peaks, I am sure you could add the egg whites to the dry ingredients and the water to the liquid. Most of my recipes for egg white need them beaten though:)
My friend told me to use 2 tablespoons of water to 2 teaspoons of albumin powder, and it has worked out well.
By Mairmie (Guest Post) 02/05/2008
Thanks for the information for using Albumin powder in recipes.Thrifty Fun contributors are really great!! Thanks again to all who responded.
By PrairieLady (Guest Post) 02/10/2008
Albumin Powder is just dried egg whites. Same thing different form. Some has a bit of gaur gum added as a whipping agent.
By jojo (Guest Post) 04/10/2008
Hello, I've been experimenting with albumin powder in making meringue. Does anyone have a tip on how to eliminate it's sour after taste? Thanks.