Baking - General, Ingredient Insights

Walking on Eggshells

Well, not really walking on eggshells, it just sounded like such a catchy title. This post is about eggshells, but actually about removing those pesky shards that fall into your bowl that make you cringe at the thought of biting into one in your final product.

eggshellsIn one of the baking classes I took at King Arthur Flour I remember the instructor saying that the best way to get an eggshell out of your batter is with – wait for it – an eggshell!

I had always meticulously tried to get those bits out with a pointy knife or a spoon, usually with great frustration. I tried it with an eggshell once after hearing her say that and could not believe how easy it was to get that tiny, white shard out of the bowl. It was like a magnetic attraction.

So the next time you are baking and accidentally lose a piece of shell into your bowl, put the rest of the shell to use and give it a try. I’m sure you’ll be as amazed, and relieved, as I was!