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Old 02-15-2012, 01:06 PM   #1
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Help with eggs

Hey all,

I'm having a little trouble with egg flavor in my cake. I have several recipes that require the eggs for both flavor and fluffiness, but in the finished product, the texture is great but there is just a very slight flavor of egg competing with the other flavors. I also had that trouble with my Creme Anglaise.

I'm certain there's got to be a way other than using egg-free recipes to avoid this issue. Any ideas? My last cake would have been perfect if not for that slight eggy taste.

Thank you,
Jerry

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Old 02-15-2012, 02:23 PM   #2
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Eggs do a lot of things in a cake. But I'd first try it with egg whites only. That's what EggBeaters is. The flavor is largely in the yolk. If you find that the cake loses some physical property that you miss, try egg substitute made for baking. I haven't used it, but there's a lot of chatter about Ener-G brand substitute for baking. It's mostly starches and leavening, because they're after the vegan market. The other tasteless substitutes people have reported are tofu and plain yogurt. I guess it might depend on the individual recipe as to whether you need to add something to fill in for some specific function, like emulsification, binding, etc.
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Old 02-15-2012, 03:10 PM   #3
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The freshness of the eggs and the chicken's diet can affect the egg's flavor.
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Old 02-15-2012, 07:16 PM   #4
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I am with Bill on this one. I bought eggs ones and they smelled like fish. I'm not kidding you.
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Old 02-15-2012, 07:35 PM   #5
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The freshness of the eggs and the chicken's diet can affect the egg's flavor.

Exactly. Eggs, aren't what they used to be(store bough, lot eggs).

I am willing to bet 99%, that if you got some nice, farm fresh eggs, your problem would be solved.
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I don't know. "Farm" eggs could mean different things, but my chickens run two acres all day and are meat eaters with a side of clover and sunflower seeds for an evening treat. Their eggs have considerable flavor.
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Old 02-15-2012, 09:51 PM   #7
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they run 2 acres a day?

they must be training for the road crossing event...
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they run 2 acres a day?

they must be training for the road crossing event...
Now you know why the chicken crossed the road!
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