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Discussion in 'Ducks' started by HappySlappyDuckfeet, Nov 22, 2011.
Okay if the recipe calls for 4 chicken eggs how many duck eggs should I use...?
Quote:2 or 3. Depends on how big your eggs are.
My duck's eggs are almost twice the size of my largest chicken eggs. I am baking pumpkin pie tonight, I will post with my results! I think I will use 3 duck eggs, since I was wanting to add an additional yolk anyway to make a nice rich pie.
My chicken eggs are 1.8 oz (or very close to it) and the duck eggs I would use are 2.11 oz on average. I guess that means I should use 3 if the recipe calls for 4 chicken?
I have a question as well but not about pie. How long do you boil duck eggs? Same as chicken eggs? I was going to make deviled eggs tonight and I wasn't sure if anyone had a fool proof boiling time so they come out just right!?
WARNING!! Maybe use less of the whites and more of the yolks? Or, scramble the backyard eggs, in a measuring cup, and remove 25%?
Everytime I bake with my backyard eggs, I remember AFTER the poufy fluffed up version of baking comes out of the oven, that backyard eggs have stiffer, poofier albumen! I swear I could plaster a house with meringues from backyard eggs. Muffins turn into popovers. Cakes are ridiculously high. Breads are more like FLUFF.
Thanks for the reminder; I plan on making pumpkin pie today for Thanksgiving. Maybe I'll do two, and compare one with store eggs and one with equal backyard eggs?
Quote:Here is a thread on steaming the eggs rather than boiling. https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=595163
Works much better IMHO
As to the whole pumpkin pie thing...recipes are just general guidelines for cooking. It seems I always modify the recipe every time I cook/bake. Makes it more exciting Sometimes the recipe works out, sometimes not. The more you experiment the better idea you'll have as to what will work. Following the recipe every time would be so boring.
I made a pumpkin pie that called for two eggs with two duck eggs. One of the duck eggs was a double yolker so I probably had a 3 egg equivalent. Turned out fine, tasted normal and looked liek pumpkin pie.