About

Hi!

Welcome to my Eggless recipe blog!

I have a severe egg allergy and really struggle to find recipes that contain no eggs especially cakes and desserts, so I’ve decided to develop some egg recipes into egg-free recipes so that I can enjoy the food that everyone else does. I’ve tried to focus my recipes on ones that are famous for containing eggs such as cakes, pancakes and food with egg based coatings.

I’ve had my allergy since I was 14, I had Salmonella food poisoning (from egg) and I had my TB jab (which is a medicine grown on egg) in the same week and since then I have developed an egg allergy and I’m now anaphylactic to egg.

It was difficult to deal with at first, especially after my first anaphylactic shock (which was the worst feeling in the world), but I have learnt to accept it and frequently visit the allergy clinic for tests.

I hope that my blog will help others who don’t/can’t eat egg to eat the foods that they love again! x

38 Responses to About

  1. Mel says:

    Hi, I developed an allergy to eggs after my daughter was born. At first I could still eat eggs in cakes, but have nothing like quiches, mayo, obviously scrambled egg etc, but in the last few months I have reacted to foods with ‘traces’ of egg in them. Now i’m having to check everything that I have eaten for years with no problem as so many things contain egg that you wouldn’t have even thought about!
    I really miss cakes now : (
    In the last few weeks my daughter has brought home celebration cakes in party bags and strangely I have really been craving them. Previously I would have finished off anything that she didn’t want, but now I know that it would make me violently sick, so it’s not even worth risking it.
    Your recipes look fantastic, i’ll certainly be trying them out, especially the scones (I miss cream teas as well! Why would anyone put eggs in scones? There’s no need!)
    Keep up the good work
    Mel

    • Jude says:

      It’s so nice to hear from someone who has “developed” an allergy like me, although I guess not so great for us! I’m really trying to broaden what I eat, I love cooking and love experimenting so that I can eat what everyone else does! I have a long list of recipes I want to attempt, so if you have any you want me to try, please let me know (although don’t ask me to do Yorkshire puddings, after 3 attempts I’m seriously planning on giving up!)

      Happy egg free cooking!
      Jude

  2. lyn pratt says:

    Jude
    Your reciepes look fantastic. I will certainly be trying them out.
    Lyn

  3. Kelly G says:

    I have also only developed an allergy to egg, it started not long after I had had Glandular fever when I was in my late teens, now 24 and still severely allergic :(
    I think its worse having been able to eat(and love eating) eggs and then suddenly not being able to…used to love mums egg sammies!

    So pleased I found this blog, so hard to find GOOD egg free recipes that work :)
    Thanks a bunch!

    • Jude says:

      I’m glad you like the blog, I used to love things with egg in too, especially yorkshire puddings, I haven’t been able to master them yet, I try all the time but fail miserably!

  4. Francesca says:

    I’ve just discovered this site and I have to say it’s definitely going to become one of my favourites!

    I’ve had an egg allergy since, well pretty much since I was born. My mum hoped that I would “grow out” of it as my older brother had so every so often she would try my with some eggs or cake! Suffice to say I didn’t grow out of it…..in fact my reaction’s got worse as I’ve got older!

    Now, with the help of your recepies I’m going to be making up for lost time and finally experiencing all the things that I haven’t been able to before.
    The pancakes are first on my list!

    Thank you!!
    Fran

    • Jude says:

      I’m glad you like my blog, like you my mum tried me on food with egg in it, but she didn’t tell me she was doing it, I think she thought it was in my mind! ha
      I’m going to attempt doughnuts tonight, I haven’t eaten them since my allergy started as people either make them with egg or they can’t guarantee that there won’t be any traces…so frustrating!

  5. Catherine says:

    Made the Lemon Drizzle Cake, it’s delicious.
    Find your site very interesting, I have had my egg allergy since birth,
    I cannot have the flu jab,because it is grown on egg shell, also if having surgery,
    make it known to the anaetheist. Hope you found this useful.

    • Jude says:

      Thanks Catherine, I know there are a few jabs that I can’t have now, there are some holiday jabs that had to be ordered in specially for me, I think they are getting better at making egg free jabs, they just have to order them in.

  6. alex chen says:

    thanks so much for this blog. my colleague showed it to me because she was going to make scones, and i love scones… being an american and all. anyway – the additional recipies are a gold mine. good luck and all the best!

  7. Hitesha Pattni says:

    Hi Jude! i love your blog! As a family we choose not to eat eggs and i am on a constant search for new egg free recipes. I am definitely going to try and make some on here. Please can you advise me of how to make plain (without chocolate) cup cakes? For some reason i haven’t yet mastered to use a cake recipe for a cup cake recipe. Your advise and help is much appreciated.
    Hitesha

    • Francesca says:

      The best replacement i’ve found for cupcakes is baby food. I know, i know that sounds disgusting but hear me out.

      My simple cupcake recipe:
      125g self raising flour
      125g butter
      125g sugar
      and the secret ingredient…..2 packets Ellas Kitchen’s ‘ApplesApplesApples’ baby puree.

      Any other apple sauce/puree would do but this is the best and easiest one ive found so far. People have even said that there’s hints of ginger in there – so I tend to top them off with cream cheese icing that has nutmeg and cinnemon in. These cakes have become a firm favourite where i work and people cant believe theres no eggs in them!!

  8. Keeley says:

    Hi Jude,

    I have had an egg allergy since I was born so have never missed it, but my mum didn’t enjoy baking and my birthday cakes tended to be chocolate cornflake cakes. Not very exciting! my grandmother and I both love baking though and I have always baked. I tried your cookies the other day and my boyfriend and housemate refused to let me take them to work to hand out, even though I had a couple dozen, they loved them so much. So I made them again yesterday for my extended family at an outdoor event and they absolutely flew off the plate. I love them too so thank you very much!

    K

  9. Jennifer says:

    my son has egg and dairy allergy so I am constantly looking for recipes that he will like and my other kids won’t turn their noses up at!
    I just made your carrot cupcakes (I replaced the milk with oatmilk) and they went down a treat. even better was the fact that my husband said that they taste better then the regular carrot cake that I make!
    thank you so much and please keep the recipes coming!!!!
    Jennifer

  10. India says:

    Thanks so much for taking the time to make this blog! I’ve only become allergic to eggs since a bad case of food poisoning in early 2012, it took a while to work out what was wrong and now I’ve found that so many of my favourite foods include eggs. So finding your blog is amazing for me. Keep up the good work!
    India xx

  11. Charlotte Howie says:

    I’ve just discovered your site after searching for egg-free pancakes for my son who has an egg allergy. We made them this evening and they were delicious!! The only real difference I could see was that they tore a bit more easily in the pan, but that could have been my cooking! Suffice to say, you are now bookmarked and will be a great source for future ‘treats’ for him. I agree, it is especially the desserts and cakes that are most difficult.

  12. Charlotte Howie says:

    PS. I have an excellent egg-free chocolate cake recipe you might like to share if you can give me an email address to send it to?

    • Jude says:

      I’ve just sent you my e-mail address, it would be great to feature it on here! If you have a photo of you and your son I’ll add that too :o)

  13. Lee-Anne says:

    I have just found your blog while looking for an egg free pancake recipe. My son has an egg allergy and being only 2.5 I have been able to simply steer him away from eggy items by making him cakes etc with egg replacement powder. He asked me for pancakes today though which I wasn’t sure was possible. I can’t wait to try it out this weekend and move on to all your other recipes! Thank you so much for documenting everything x

    • Jude says:

      Hi Lee-Anne
      How did you get on with the pancakes? And how do you find egg replacement powder? It never seems to work for me, do your recipes come out the same?
      Happy baking!
      Jude x

  14. Linda says:

    Only discovered your site today after my daughter read about you in a Tesco magazine. I wish I’d known about you sooner. My 3 year old grandson was born with an egg allergy and misses out every birthday on the cake front. I did find a vegan recipe which I use to make cup cakes but it was not successful in making a bigger Birthday cake. I have printed your recipes off and cant wait to try them out. Have you printed a book? I would certainly buy it if you did.

    • Jude says:

      Hi Linda,
      I’m glad you like my recipes, I hated missing out on birthday cake too, my problem is that now I don’t stop eating cake! My victoria sandwich recipe with Chantilly cream is my favourite and is perfect for birthdays…let me know how you get on!
      Thanks x
      PS no book published yet, I will let you know when I do though!

  15. Angela says:

    Hi – just wanted to say thank you for the recipes. I have made your pancakes, shortbread and chocolate cupcakes which have all been delicious. My 11 month old son had a reaction to egg and my older daughter and I love baking together. Your recipes have allowed us to continue baking but without the eggs. Thank you so much for taking the time to share your recipes. They are delicious and easy too.

    • Jude says:

      Hi Angela,
      I’m glad you like my recipes, it must be hard having a little one with an egg allergy, it’s hard enough being an adult with it!
      I made an egg free rainbow cake for my niece’s 1st birthday a few weeks ago, it was yummy, I’ll get the recipe on here soon!
      Jude x

  16. Anna says:

    Hi,
    I was born with severe allergies to eggs and nuts and your website is brilliant, I wish I’d discovered this earlier! I’ve always loved baking, but struggled to have desserts. I’ve never had a birthday cake in my life and it looks like I may have one for my 19th now! It has always been a problem not knowing the contents of food from restaurants and take-aways and being able to have desserts is amazing.
    Thank you so much,
    Anna x

    • Jude says:

      Hi Anna,
      I’m glad you like the recipes, I can’t believe you have never had a birthday cake, well at least you know you can have one every year from now on!
      Happy baking!

  17. Joy says:

    Thank you,thank you thank you. I have had an egg allergy for many years, it started suddenly and has never gone away. Although I miss many foods sweet things are the worst and the recipes back then were not up to much. As time has gone on I have collected a few really good ones and yours will certainly be added to those. The strawberry flan looks amazing and how I’ve yearned for American style pancake. I can’t wait for my days off so I can spend them baking. Oh I nearly forgot, do you have an recipe for pasta that does not contain semolina flour.

    • Jude says:

      Hi Joy,
      Glad you like my recipes, let me know how you get on with them.
      I haven’t ever tried making pasta before, can you not eat semolina flour either?
      Thanks

  18. Jack Alex says:

    Hi there,
    I’ve had a severe egg allergy for as long as I can remember, and it’s never really bothered me that much, apart from on birthdays (no cake!) and pancake day!
    I just had a flick through all your recipes and I absolutely love that you’ve taken the time out to make this great wee website. I’ve bookmarked it and forwarded it on to a few of my friends in the hope that an egg free cake might make an appearance this year for my birthday!
    Keep up the good work!!

    • Jude says:

      Hi Jack,
      I’m glad you like my recipes, let me know how you get on with them, having an egg allergy has always bothered me (I think it’s because I used to be able to eat eggs), hence why I started this blog!
      Happy baking!

  19. Julie Potts says:

    Hi there – I’ll DEFINITELY try your recipe tonight!! My little girl has a severe egg allergy and I hate to see her miss out on things just because there may be eggs involved. We heard her coming down the corridor first thing this morning going “Oh-oh! Oh-oh! Oh-oh!” when she came in and said “It’s Pancake Day!!” Now I’ve got a special treat for her thanks to you, and more lovely looking ideas for her birthday and other treats. THANKYOU! x
    ps I really wanted to share your blog on Facebook because I know other people will find it a godsend – have you got a page?

  20. Helen says:

    Hi Jude

    Thanks so much for these brilliant egg free recipes. My son is anaphylactic for eggs and nuts. I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve made your great scones and cakes. Simply fantastic. You’ve made my son very very happy. It’s his 9th birthday tomorrow and he’s having carrot cupcakes and mini cupcakes (lemon) from your recipes. Thank you so much. H x

  21. Bex says:

    I’m so excited to find your blog! My husband has been diagnosed as having histamine intolerance (meaning he has lots of foods he can’t eat as the histamine levels are high) and along the way has discovered that he has a problem with eggs as well. Since I love baking this has been a real problem which I’m striving to overcome so I can’t wait to try out your recipes starting with the cheesecake. Thank you!

  22. Sarah says:

    Hi I use your recipes and adaptations of them for all my cakes now. (My youngest daughter is allergic to eggs) but do you have a recipe for fruit cake? I have tried adapting the lemon drizzle into a Christmas pudding, but it was far too spongy and not the right consistency at all. My daughter still ate it though, she loves her cake!! :) just wondering if you had any ideas?
    I’m now about to make your Victoria for her birthday.
    Sarah

  23. Selina says:

    Hiya,
    thank you so much for sharing all these amazing recipes! I’m new to baking and am really excited about trying these out! I was wondering if you could advise me-I would like to make mini red velvet cup cakes for a tea party-how could I adapt your recipe for the large velvet cake to make smaller cup cakes?

    Any thoughts/suggestions would be much appreciated!

    Thank you.
    Selina xx
    Selina xx

  24. Mandy says:

    Hi Jude, I have just found your blog as I was searching for an answer online. The question is, is there icing sugar I can buy that does not contain egg. I am looking for a cupcake recipe for vegans and they must be dairy free. On the vegan society website it states that some icing sugar can contain egg. I noticed on some of your lovely recipes you use icing sugar. Can you please tell which brand of icing sugar you use? Thank you.

    • Jude says:

      Hi Mandy
      The icing sugar doesn’t contain egg, it could have a trave of egg due to the manufacturicing methods. I’ve tried contacting a few companies to see if they have traces of egg and nobody has replied as yet. I’m currently using Tate & Lyle icing sugar and I haven’t had an allergic reaction so I’m assuming its ok.
      Thanks

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