Wednesday, January 16, 2008

WFMW: An Egg for an Egg...

And a tooth for a tooth. No, wait that isn't how it goes! :) Oh, never mind. I was going to talk about eggshells!

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!

Looking for other tips? Go visit Shannon’s blog.
Eggshell free Oreo chunk cookies baked today. Yummy...




13 comments:

JB Mall Enterprises said...

that's a great tip - my kids are all grown up now and they also loved cracking the eggs - here's what I used to do, take the plastic eggs used at Easter and wash them. then before you call thhe little ones down to help back, crack the eggs yourself and transfer them into the plastic eggs and reseal. then let them "crack" the eggs for you - they have tons of fun and you don't have eggshell bits...
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Beth said...

What a very cool tip! My little ones love to help me cook when eggs are involved and we always end up doing the "ring around the rosy".

I'll keep this in mind for next time!

ames said...

Huh, I've never tried that, wonder why the renegade egg shell bit doesn't flee? Great tip, I'm sure next time I bake something I'll be trying it out!

MaryLu said...

I use the eggs own container to remove the offending chip too.
What is up with the slime-chase though! I hate that.
Those cookies look so yummy, too bad I'm dieting.

Ter said...

I want a cookie.

Domestic Spaz said...

Thanks for the tip! It's usually ME that has left an egg chip in the batter, though, so I can't blame it on the kids. :) I'll be trying this out next time, I'm sure!

Sarah said...

I can't wait to try this! My three year old loves to crack the eggs but always makes a mess of it. Great tip...thanks!

Praise and Coffee said...

Great tip thanks!
My little one loves to help too.

I want cookies now.

Shannon said...

Great tip! I have to admit that I don't let the kids help me too much. I should because it is fun for everyone! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I look forwad to reading more of your great posts!

Jenn said...

I never would've thought to try this but now I certainly will!

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