Baking with Duck Eggs?!

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by katlovesaandw, Feb 27, 2011.

  1. katlovesaandw

    katlovesaandw Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 1, 2008
    Ok, I have checked online via google and read some stuff on here and while duck eggs are more protien and richer.... there doesnt seem to be anything different when using them for baking.... right?
    I made a package of brownies yesterday and decided to use our 1st 2 duck eggs since they are renowned for baking.
    Had to get the whisk out to mix since the yolks and whites were thicker than my chicken eggs.

    1st, the brownies were really bubbly on top. Then when I cut them to feed to family, there consistency was thick and condensed like rubber, even looked odd. Both my boys tasted 1 bite and didnt like them, so we tossed the whole pan.
    Now, this is the package mix I always use..... only thing changed was using 2 fresh(pulled from nesting box Fri and Sat) duck eggs.

    Online says they can be used in place of chicken eggs and they should make the cakes, etc. lighter and fluffier and richer tasting.

    Is this true? Is there a trick for baking with duck eggs? Hints, tips?
  2. DMSrabbit

    DMSrabbit Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 6, 2010
    Portland, OR
    Honestly, i have baked very few items with duck eggs. However, i can personally tell you they are AMAZING for pasta!! MY mom and i make about 200 ravioli for a dozen duck eggs. It is far superior to chicken eggs. I would keep trying, and eventually you will come up with the right ratio!
  3. The Duck ABC's

    The Duck ABC's Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2011
    I don't know what went wrong with your mix. Perhaps over mixing the browny mix? Brownies are a little bit different when it comes to mixing. I sometimes beat the duck eggs first before adding to any dough. I use the same amount of duck egg as you would for chicken egg, but increase my baking time by 5 minutes. You can also increase the flour by a tablespoon for each duck egg. Overall everything is more moist with duck eggs. This may be an issue in brownies, since they are already moist and sticky. Try another recipe before giving up. All my baked goods are so much better since I use duck eggs.
  4. the duck whisperer

    the duck whisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 22, 2011
    Duck eggs are AMAZING for baking. my cakes always rise to perfection with duck eggs when they wouldnt with chicken eggs. they taste great too.
  5. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

    Nov 26, 2008
    Neenah, WI
    I use duck eggs for baking when I have them your cake are lighter and raise high just with them, i have a pumpkin bread recipe that i will not make without duck eggs, oooh I wish my duck where laying
  6. The Duck ABC's

    The Duck ABC's Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2011
    Quote:Recipe please!!!!
  7. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

    Nov 26, 2008
    Neenah, WI
    The Duck ABC's :

    Quote:Recipe please!!!!

    I'll get it to ya, might take a till tonight, but if you don't get it by tomorrow PM me​
  8. maggiemmm

    maggiemmm Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 26, 2010
    Kewadin area
    My Portuguese Sweet Bread Always tastes better with duck eggs. The famous restaurants in Europe ONLY bake with duck eggs. Breads - especially sweet breads always are SO much better! Only use duck eggs for my cinnamon rolls - OH YEAH! Makes the breads lighter and richer tasting. - I never use a box mix so don't know if that makes a difference. ( When I retired, I said if I could not make it that is the only time I would buy it... hence - no boxed mixes) I am basically a very cheap person :)
  9. pirtykitty

    pirtykitty Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 8, 2008
    Waco, Texas
    I use 2 duck eggs for my brownies made with mix. I also mix mine together in bowl before putting in ... Brownies taste richer with duck eggs they bring out the chocloate flavor.... For brownies from scratch I use however many the recipe calls for.. Have never had any problems with both coming out YUMMMMY !!!!. I use duck eggs when I make bread too.. make it moister and richer..

    could of been the mix..
  10. MysticalMom

    MysticalMom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2009
    Duck eggs made my pound cakes famous. Everyone asks me to make them for every occasion. Don't give up. Brownies are already so moist and fudgey anyway, so maybe thats the problem.

    Just a tip: I use 1 duck egg in place of 2 chicken eggs.

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