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Author Topic: Egg challenge on Monday (4 Aug)  (Read 2059 times)

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Offline krasota

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Egg challenge on Monday (4 Aug)
« on: August 03, 2014, 01:24:02 AM »
Kiddo doesn't want chocolate cupcakes.  He likes vanilla, in theory, but sometimes dislikes the aftertaste of the GF flours we use.  I think he'd like an orange cupcake, but I worry about adding a pretty potent histamine trigger (citrus) into a food challenge. 

Thoughts?  What have others used?  It must be gluten-free and soy-free and our allergist isn't terribly precise, but said two eggs in a 12-cupcake batch.  Most of my favorite GF recipes have a lot more egg (or none at all). 
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DS (04/07) eggs (baked okay now!)
DD (03/12) eggs (small dose baked), stevia
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Re: Egg challenge on Monday (4 Aug)
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2014, 12:00:16 PM »
I bought a store mix that called for 3 eggs, but I was supposed to use only 2 eggs, so that is what I did.  It turned out fine.  As for flavor, I bought a red velvet --- thought that would really be fun for DD --- and then discovered that a red cake is NOT so good for a food challenge.  It colored her throat a bit . . . . hard to tell if throat is red due to reaction or due to cake.   :-/   Lesson learned.

Can you use a Cherrybrook Farms Kitchen mix?  Cannot remember if there is soy in it.  Thinking not.
« Last Edit: August 03, 2014, 01:38:32 PM by GingerPye »
DD, 22 - MA/EA/PA/env./eczema
DS, 19 - MA/EA/PA/env./asthma/passed baked milk challenge
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Re: Egg challenge on Monday (4 Aug)
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2014, 03:47:59 PM »
Let's see-- for GF stuff, I'd sub out about half of the egg replacement(s) with real egg.

I used to do egg/milk/soy/gluten-free, too, so I KWYM about the amount of egg in stuff.

But if you halve the leavening agent, and roughly halve the binding agents (tapioca/potato starch or flax seed, that kind of thing), cut the liquid by about 1tbs per egg,  it should theoretically work.



Can you do lemon + vanilla?  That's a nice kind of neutral-tasting combo that hides a world of weird under the flavor combo.  Ginger-lemon-vanilla would be another option. 

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Re: Egg challenge on Monday (4 Aug)
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2014, 08:11:19 PM »
The problem is texture.  He's gonna refuse if it's gummy.  We generally don't do cupcakes at all unless they're wacky cake.

It's easy to ditch an egg when it's a recipe that has gluten.  There's gluten to bind, so the eggs aren't as necessary.

I'm wondering if my favorite old cupcake recipe which calls for three eggs would work with one of those portions being ener-g.  It might not be too starch-heavy and might just work.

I forgot about this until just now.  Spent all evening at the park and letting Aenea walk home on her own feet.  Ooops.
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DS (04/07) eggs (baked okay now!)
DD (03/12) eggs (small dose baked), stevia
DH histamine intolerance
Me?  Some days it seems like everything.

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Re: Egg challenge on Monday (4 Aug)
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2014, 11:35:59 PM »
Can you do wacky cake and add an egg?  Should still work, right?


Ohhh-- I also FOLD in something carbonated rather than pure water.  Even in regular gluten-free stuff, that makes a world of difference in final texture.  Dries things out better.

« Last Edit: August 03, 2014, 11:37:36 PM by CMdeux »
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Re: Egg challenge on Monday (4 Aug)
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2014, 10:56:43 AM »
I realized my favorite recipe uses three eggs for 18 cupcakes.  That works out to an egg per six, just like the two eggs in a batch of 12.

So I made that recipe, figuring that I can at least eat them if he fails.   :hiding:

Manbeast and I may have been eating them over the sink last night.

Anyhow, second full bite into the baked egg challenge.  We'll be done within an hour or so, I think.
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DS (04/07) eggs (baked okay now!)
DD (03/12) eggs (small dose baked), stevia
DH histamine intolerance
Me?  Some days it seems like everything.

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Re: Egg challenge on Monday (4 Aug)
« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2014, 11:02:53 AM »
sounds like it's going well --- Good Luck!!!
DD, 22 - MA/EA/PA/env./eczema
DS, 19 - MA/EA/PA/env./asthma/passed baked milk challenge
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Re: Egg challenge on Monday (4 Aug)
« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2014, 11:05:38 AM »
Oh yea. I was checking in for news. Glad it's going well. Anyone else allergic to eggs in your house?
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Re: Egg challenge on Monday (4 Aug)
« Reply #8 on: August 04, 2014, 11:40:33 AM »
Aenea is.  So if I have to bake for him, I'll have to bake for her, too.

He's had some gut stuff now.  Just pale, loose stools.  Allergist isn't concerned given the lack of vomiting and hives to go along with it.  She suspects his gut is all, "whoa!  Something new."

That is pretty accurate for his gut.  These poor kids don't have easy genes.  :p
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DS (04/07) eggs (baked okay now!)
DD (03/12) eggs (small dose baked), stevia
DH histamine intolerance
Me?  Some days it seems like everything.

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Re: Egg challenge on Monday (4 Aug)
« Reply #9 on: August 04, 2014, 12:12:27 PM »
Doctor's gut kicked in and she decided she'd rather see him do the mango family in clinic.  She suggested his GP's office, but I'm not sure how much I rely on their allergy experience.  Might be back here, but that'll take ages to get scheduled.  We'll see.
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DS (04/07) eggs (baked okay now!)
DD (03/12) eggs (small dose baked), stevia
DH histamine intolerance
Me?  Some days it seems like everything.

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Re: Egg challenge on Monday (4 Aug)
« Reply #10 on: August 04, 2014, 12:13:34 PM »
So, is the baked egg a pass?
DD, 22 - MA/EA/PA/env./eczema
DS, 19 - MA/EA/PA/env./asthma/passed baked milk challenge
DH - adult-onset asthma
me - env. allergies, exhaustion, & mental collapse ...

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Re: Egg challenge on Monday (4 Aug)
« Reply #11 on: August 04, 2014, 01:08:03 PM »
It's a pass!

If all goes well for the next 6-12 months, we run the labs again and then challenge lightly cooked egg. 

WOOHOO!
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DS (04/07) eggs (baked okay now!)
DD (03/12) eggs (small dose baked), stevia
DH histamine intolerance
Me?  Some days it seems like everything.

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Re: Egg challenge on Monday (4 Aug)
« Reply #12 on: August 04, 2014, 01:33:49 PM »
 :happydance:

Woooohooooo!!  First thing that I checked as I popped into the site to day.   CONGRATS!!   :coolbeans:
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Re: Egg challenge on Monday (4 Aug)
« Reply #13 on: August 04, 2014, 03:08:24 PM »
WooHOOOO!!  Yeah baby!  that's terrific news.  Love to hear of passed challenges.   :thumbsup:
DD, 22 - MA/EA/PA/env./eczema
DS, 19 - MA/EA/PA/env./asthma/passed baked milk challenge
DH - adult-onset asthma
me - env. allergies, exhaustion, & mental collapse ...

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Re: Egg challenge on Monday (4 Aug)
« Reply #14 on: August 04, 2014, 06:11:46 PM »
Congrats.  That's awesome.
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