Yes, eggs and eggshells. I do a lot of baking and much of my baking is done with small hands assisting. And I don't' know why, but little (and not so little) kids get the biggest kick out of breaking eggs. Something about that satisfying CRACK and BREAK I bet.
Little ones love cracking the eggs, but most people aren't wild about crunching those eggshell bits that occasionally work their way into the baked goods. Breaking the egg into a small dish helps a bit so that if the eggshell does break off it is easier to scoop out of the small dish rather than the entire batter bowl.
But what a frustrating ring around the rosy with the eggshell bit and your spoon (or finger)! Don't you get frustrated when the little bit goes this way and your spoon goes that way?
Well, what WORKS FOR ME is to use the eggshell to help. I take the broken half of the egg (wash it if you have to get it out of the trash!) and use that piece of eggshell as a scoop to remove the eggshell bit in the batter! For some reason the little bit of eggshell doesn't "run" from the eggshell scoop! No more crunchy eggshell bits in your baked goods!
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