Yes, you can use duck eggs for baking. Duck eggs are similar to chicken eggs, but they are slightly larger and weigh about half as much.
They also have a stronger shell.
If you want to bake with duck eggs, you need to be careful when cracking them open.
The shells are thicker, and may crack when you try to remove the egg from the shell.
Why use Duck eggs for baking?
Duck eggs are great because of their size and strength. You don’t have to worry about breaking an eggshell if it is cracked during cooking or handling.
Also, duck egg tend to cook more evenly than other types of eggs. This makes it perfect for baking.
How do I know which type of egg to buy?
You should look at your local grocery store before buying any kind of egg.
There will usually be two different kinds available: organic and non-organic.
Organic ducks must live in cages that allow them to move around freely.
Non-organics are kept in barns where they cannot walk around.
Both types of eggs come in cartons labeled “fresh duck eggs” or “eggs from free-range chickens.”
Look closely at these labels to see what kind of farm the birds came from.
How do I tell if my eggs are fresh?
Eggs should feel firm in your hand or on top of an ice cube tray.
When cracked, the yolk will look bright yellow and run easily into the white.
Eggs that sit out at room temperature will begin to lose their shape after two days. To test whether your eggs are still good, place one in boiling water for 30 seconds. It should remain intact.
What is the difference between “large” and “extra-large”?
The size of an egg refers to its weight. A medium-sized egg weighs approximately 2 ounces. An extra-large egg weighs 3 1/2 ounces and has twice the volume of a regular-sized egg.
Large: 57g – Extra Large: 100g
Duck Eggs Marble Cake
This cake is made with duck eggs, which have larger yolk than chicken eggs. They have a richer flavor and a higher protein content. These eggs can be found at specialty markets or online.
- 1 cup butter
- 3 cups sugar
- 4 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 5 eggs
- 6 tablespoons flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees Farenheit.
- Grease three 8 inch round pans. In a bowl beat together butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
- Add eggs one at a time beating well after each addition.
- Beat in vanilla. Sift dry ingredients over batter alternating with milk.
- Fold gently just enough so no streaks appear.
- Divide mixture among prepared pans.
- Bake 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted near center comes out clean.
- Cool 10 minutes then turn cakes onto wire rack to cool completely.
- Frost with Cream Cheese Buttercream frosting. Makes 12 servings.
Cream Cheese Buttercream Frosting
- In a mixing bowl cream cheese and butter until smooth.
- Gradually add powdered sugar while continuing to mix.
- Mix in vanilla.
- Spread icing on cooled cake
Are duck eggs healthier than chicken eggs?
Yes! The nutritional value of duck eggs is much better than those of chicken eggs. For example, duck eggs contain less cholesterol than chicken eggs. And unlike most poultry products, duck eggs are not fed antibiotics.
Furthermore, duck eggs are more nutritious because they’re smaller and weigh about 50 percent more per dozen than chicken eggs. That means there’s more meat packed inside every egg.
Can I substitute duck eggs for chicken eggs?
If you want to make this recipe using duck egg instead of a chicken egg, simply follow the directions above but replace the chicken egg with duck egg. You’ll get similar results.