Baking w/ducks eggs ?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Going Quackers, Oct 19, 2011.

  1. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    We made cupcakes the other day and the recipe called for 3 eggs so of coarse we grabbed our duck eggs! [​IMG] Now this isn't my first time using the duck eggs but the first time for cupcakes.. i found there moist i mean REALLY moist.. do you reduce the eggs because there richer yolks? or is this just normal.

    I was just surprised at how they turned out, they taste fine.. no cupcakes have been rejected or anything serious. [​IMG]
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Quote:I find that if a recipe calls for 1 chicken egg I use 1 duck egg but if a recipe calls for 2 chicken eggs I use 1 duck egg. And duck eggs do make thing moist.
     
  3. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Quote:I find that if a recipe calls for 1 chicken egg I use 1 duck egg but if a recipe calls for 2 chicken eggs I use 1 duck egg. And duck eggs do make thing moist.

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    I have several customers who buy duck eggs for baking. They love the duck eggs.
     
  4. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    oh.. so i should have reduce the # of eggs because i am using ducks instead? [​IMG] i wondered... they are just sooooooo moist lol
     
  5. Tivona

    Tivona Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use 1 to 1, 2 to 2, but 2 duck to 3 chicken. It really depends on the type and quantity of the recipe as well. Some things such as french toast can easily handle more egg. Certain cakes do better with more egg as well. For a small cake (cupcakes, and muffins and other quick breads included) you may need to reduce the egg. Cookies with more egg are chewier (do you want a chewy or crisp cookie?) I look at the recipe I'm interested in making and if the recipe is a baked good with a medium number of eggs 3 or 4 I slightly reduce, and if it uses lots like chiffon, angel, or pound cakes its usually best to measure the egg by the cup.

    In general 1 large chicken egg is about 1/4 cup.
    8 to 10 chicken egg whites for 1 cup.
    And 12 to 14 chicken egg yolks is 1 cup.

    It also depends on the duck eggs you get. Some ducks lay huge eggs and other more like a large chicken egg.
    Here is one of my favorite webpages on eggs. Its all about chicken but most of it is good info for duck eggs as well. http://www.baking911.com/pantry/eggs.htm
    And another on the differences for chicken versus duck eggs http://boondockersnaturals.com/DuckEggNutritionFacts.aspx

    I hope some of this helps.
     
  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Quote:Good info, thanks.. My muscovies lay a Xlarge egg and mostly yolk.
     
  7. kuntrygirl

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  8. TexasAggieOfc

    TexasAggieOfc Out Of The Brooder

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    I made cornbread the other night with a couple of duck eggs from my ducks and raw milk from a dairy out near where I work. Best cornbread I've eaten (don't tell my grandmother that, she'll curse me in German again). Tasted like cake!
     
  9. kuntrygirl

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    Quote:I wish it was legal to buy raw milk in Louisiana. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  10. Miss Lydia

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    Quote:I wish it was legal to buy raw milk in Louisiana. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

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