Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Eggs-actly

The warmer weather of last week proved to be a wonderful blessing for our homestead.
Gathering 52 eggs on the gathering above.
Time to break out some good egg recipes.

Spinach Quiche
8 eggs
1 medium onion chopped
Fresh mushrooms or a 1 small can
2 heaping cups of fresh spinach or 1 box frozen
3 cloves of chopped garlic
1 Tbsp of parsley
1/2 cup sour cream
4 oz. cream cheese
4 Tbsp. butter
2 pie crusts (I will share our whole wheat crust recipe later)

Chop all of your veggies and beat your eggs, mix together thoroughly.  Break your cream cheese and butter in bits and add that to your mixture. Next, add sour cream and mix.
Pour into pie crusts and bake at 375* for 30-40 minutes.
Serve with a homegrown salad and enjoy.


*Note, I have a tried and true recipe coming from a friend. This is just a recipe I am going to try until then*

Angel Food Cake

  • 1 cup cake flour





  • 3/4 cup sugar





  • 2 tablespoons sugar





  • 12 large egg whites





  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cream of tarter





  • 1/4 teaspoon salt





  • 3/4 cup sugar





  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla





  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract







  • 1 Note: For those not use to making angel food cakes Don't get any yoke in the whites, if you do throw out and start over. I always separate the egg in a glass first. Then if no yoke pour into measuring container.





  • 2 DO NOT GREASE PAN.





  • 3 I always use a two piece angelfood cake pan.





  • 4 Heat oven to 375°.





  • 5 Sift the cake flour and 3/4 cup + 2 Tbsp sugar; set aside.





  • 6 Combine the extracts in a small bowl; set aside.





  • 7 Beat egg whites, cream of tartar and salt until it forms peaks.





  • 8 Add the other 3/4 cup of sugar slowly, then beat on high until stiff peaks form.





  • 9 If you have a mixing guard for your mixer bowl now would be a good time to attach it.





  • 10 Beating on LOW, add flour mixture and extracts slowly.





  • 11 Make sure you fold in the sides and bottom of your mixing bowl.





  • 12 (You can fold in flour mixture by hand but this way is faster.) Spoon into an angel food cake pan.





  • 13 Move a knife through batter to remove air pockets.





  • 14 Bake 30-35 minutes or until top springs back when touched lightly with finger.





  • 15 Invert pan onto a tin funnel to cool completely.





  • 16 To remove the cake from your pan run a knife around the rim of the cake pan just to get the 'crust' away from the pan.





  • 17 Then firmly spank the sides of your pan.





  • 18 You could use a knife but this sometime tears the sides of the cake.





  • 19 Invert onto your serve plate then take the knife to the now top which was the bottom of your pan and gently cut cake away from the pan insert.





  • 20 No need to cut around the center tube as you just give the cake a gently but firm tap or downward shake on to the plate.





  • 21 Or you can pick up plate while holding onto the pan insert with your thumbs and firmly strike the bottom of the plate onto a folded towel. (Just give it a slam down on the towel/table






  • Enjoy!
    My Cup Runneth Over...

    2 comments :

    1. Hi Chas, Glad to hear your eggs production is doing well. What type of feed are you feeding your chickens besides scraps,and how much per day for how many chickens? thanks

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    2. Wow thats a lot of eggs! How many chickens do you have? We're down to only 16 right now, so we don't get nearly that many eggs right now. We'll be ordering more in a month or so.

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