I’ve discovered a series of books themed on “Gifts in a Jar”. The concept is to put an entire meal in a jar. In most cases you just add water and maybe a few other ingredients and instant meal. Well I have been saving jars for reuse and decided to try my hand at making my own stuff in a jar.
The first recipe I wanted to try was a small batch of cookies and most recipes call for an egg. Instead of needing to add an egg I thought I’d try dehydrating eggs first.
I started with 5 dozen eggs. One dozen at a time I scrambled them.
Then cooked them.
Next I put them on a tray to cool a bit while I worked on the next dozen.
I loaded them in my dehydrator and ran at 145 for 12 hours.
When finished the chunks were hard like rocks. I ran them through a food processor until they were ground into mostly powder.
At this point I had powdered eggs which measure out to about 2 teaspoons per original egg. Next up, pick a recipe. I researched a few options an finally settled on one which I then adjusted and tweaked until I was satisfied with it. I made a large bowl full which I then would be able to put into the jars.
- 6 cups of oats
- 1 1/2 cups of flour
- 3 teaspoons of salt
- 12 teaspoons of egg powder
- 9 teaspoons of baking powder
Thoroughly mix all ingredients and put about 2/3rds of a cup into a 1 cup capacity jar. Top off the jar with sugar.
Obviously you can adjust the batch size and jar sizes accordingly. Based on the 1 cup jar, when ready to make the cookies you add 2 tablespoons of butter and 2-3 tablespoons of water. Mix and press into cookie shapes. Yields about 6 large or a dozen small. Cook them in a 325 oven for about 10-12 minutes.
My batch made 10 jars plus enough left over in the bowl for one immediate batch.