One of my lovely brides has just brought round some of their duck eggs. I have used them for a cake but have 2 left over. Can I mix them with regular free range hens eggs in my next cake recipe i.e. 2 duck and 4 hens eggs? I don't want to waste them.
I didn't know you could eat Duck eggs. The things you learn on CC.
Looking forward to the answer.
Not too sure about the answer to the question, however I do know that peacock eggs are very tasty as well & fluffier ;o)
you can quite easily substitute duck eggs for hens eggs (and mix them as well). However you do need to remember they are slightly larger thn hens eggs so you might not need quite so many
All right this has nothing to do with baking but you've peaked my interest. Are the duck eggs and peacock eggs raised the same as they do hen eggs? Just curiouse b/c it would be icky to get a fertile one.
Yes you can mix the 2! My grandma used to do it on her farm all the time! The duck eggs are larger than the hen eggs though.
Do duck eggs taste gamier? That would totally gross me out. I mean in a cake you kinda mask it with sugar and flour and flavor. But like if you made scrambled eggs it would be more flavorful no?
Interesting! I just read that duck eggs have a higher percentage of fat in the yolk and more protein in the white but substitute well for chicken eggs in most baking recipes. The average large chicken egg weighs 57 grams in the shell and 50 grams out of the shell, so just weigh your larger duck eggs and adjust as needed.
Thanks for all the replies! I have baked the first cake with the duck eggs and it rose beautifully high and tasted great so that answers that! I'll be baking the mixed egg cake later today or tomorrow so I'll let you know. I did think there wouldn't be a problem apart from the size issue but you never know. In the totally duck egg cake, I used 4 instead of 5 eggs to 10oz flour and butter for your info