I love baking cakes, and was just wondering if you can substitute quail eggs for chicken eggs in cake recipes? (Obviously weight for weight in eggs)
That's a big YES!
YOU BETCHA...I can see them hanging on chair backs drying around the Kitchen at GRAND MAWS house...EGG is EGG size is diff. Crack a reg Chic egg in M cup (remember the volume ) Dump it crack enough Q eggs in that cup to get same approx volume, count Q eggs used .and your in business...cva34
I made a sponge cake with quail eggs cos I really dont like pickling them. I have only done it once...(twice but I failed and turned it to custard) It did not turn out... but in saying that ... I try to make sponge cake with normal chicken eggs and I fail at that too... so I think you can sack the cook... Cake failures make my chickens very, very happy.
One day I made a sponge cake with chicken eggs and my uncle dropped in... he suggested that I throw my cake .. err cough rocks..cough...*gulps down cup of tea* at the passing cats.
Noted problems with the use of quail eggs in a sponge cake
If you are greedy and you did a double batch ... and you fail ...turn the whole mixture to a bake custard recipe to save your ingredients.
Or you can make an impossible pie I suppose if you already added in the flour...
I think quails eggs would work well in a cake mixtures where you cream the butter then add the egg later.
More quail sponge cake experimentation is needed !
Not too sure if anyone has the patients to separate the yolk and white to make other recipes..