When you live with Grace eggs are supplied in abundance but it does not happen without planning. Such as, early in the year (Jan/Feb), much to her joy, we add six to twelve pullets to our flock. These birds will begin to lay in late summer and will skip the winter molt and lay right through providing us with fresh eggs for eating. Now don't let that number fool you the girl will hatch out a million more throughout the summer but they will not begin laying until the following Spring and they provide the backdrop for the rest of this post.
The older birds will take a break and their laying will be spotty from the end of November until the end of January and the younger hens will not lay until the following Spring. If 6 -12 eggs provides breakfast, what can we use for baking? Well, we put up the Spring abundance of eggs. After the family and the Hogs are fed we freeze the rest. If you don't have chickens your abundance will be Easter, watch the sales adds and grab as many as you can afford.
You need to gather a few ice cube trays and your eggs. The first time you do this you will need to determine how many ice cubes equal one egg... I find that in most trays it takes two cubes per egg and those that are not exact are close enough that it doesn't make a difference but check so you don't have a disaster.
Break your eggs into a large bowl or picture.
lightly whisk them and add either a sprinkle of sugar or salt... you do not have to add the sprinkle but it helps to hold down the frothing. I usually just give a shake or two from my salt shaker and call it good.
Then pour the whisked eggs into your ice cube trays. As you can see I was very scientific in choosing my ice cube trays... they all match and give me precise measurements.... sorry for the sarcasm I just want to point out that we try to make life much too complicated by making it "right" when close enough really works and is less stress.
And then slide them in the freezer. The next morning pop them out and put them in a storage container. If they are sticking in the tray run the back side under hot water for a short second.
For use just pull the desired amount out and defrost in the fridge.. or on the counter if you're like me and usually remember an hour before you need them.
That's it, Ladies, don't forget to save all those wonderful shells for your garden and Happy Baking.
Now, get back to your family. <3