Duck Eggs...Why are they so good for baking?

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  1. Lolliegee

    Lolliegee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I keep seeing that duck eggs are the "baker's secret", but I haven't seen what exactly makes them that. I'm sure someone on this very knowledgeable forum will know, right? [​IMG]
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    I want to know the answer to that also. I have a friend who swore by duck eggs for her cakes.
     
  3. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator Staff Member

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    The consistency of the egg gives extra richness, lift and moistness to baked goods. The yolk is large and rich and the white is thick and dense.

    I have made a simple bread pudding using ducks eggs and the pudding rose far above the pan like a souffle and as it cooled it dropped a bit and the moistness, texture and flavor was just so much better than using chicken eggs.
     
  4. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    HUGE yolk, very firm white....both help the structure of baked goods.

    It's almost a shame I gave up carbs, but I can't wait to try using the duck eggs in my almond meal pancake recipe.
     
  5. ThreeBoysChicks

    ThreeBoysChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Terrie for the explanation.

    I can tell you all this. This morning, I baked my wife a Red Velvet cake for Valentines Day. I so wanted some duck eggs for the cake. Don't you know my girls came through for me. They had stopped for about a month. Got to love those ducks and their eggs.

    And I can tell you that the cakes definately are better with duck eggs.
     
  6. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    You baked your wife a cake?

    My husband didn't bake ME a cake!!!!


    Oh yeah, I don't eat cake [​IMG]
     
  7. what was i thinking

    what was i thinking Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:she is lucky to have you as a valentine
     
  8. Highlander

    Highlander Tartan Terror

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    Quote:Life is too short not to eat cake! [​IMG]
     
  9. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    My appleyards have started laying. I have 6 eggs I plan to use for a pound cake. First I have incubators to clean up from all these hatches this week and 2 brooders to move from my kitchen table to a more suitable place on my side porch - then it's all about the baking! I also have 4 goose eggs to try something with.
     
  10. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    Life is too short not to eat cake!

    My health is too important to ruin it on cake. Now sugar-free cheesecake I CAN have...but hubby doesn't know how to make it so I have to do it myself! [​IMG]
     

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