A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of being invited to a cooking lesson and lunch with four awesome bloggers and Fast Ed (Halmagyi) as seen on Better Homes and Gardens, to talk about eggs! Thanks to Australian Eggs. Egg-xellent. (Oh yeah, I just had to throw that in).
I’ll be the first to admit I am no whizz in the kitchen, and you probably won’t find me watching a cooking show unless I’ve lost the remote. Eggs are something I usually put into whatever I’m cooking, and they rarely star as the main. Mostly because I figure the kids won’t eat them, ok a couple of them will eat them but hey I have to cook for eight three times a day – everyone is having the same thing kids! But I’m getting off track. Back to my first ever cooking lesson, it was much more interesting than I thought it was going to be. I came away knowing things about eggs I had no idea about before, and yay for me I was able to successfully do this stuff at home!
On to dessert. Ed put us to work in the kitchen, where we made cinnamon spiced zucchini bread, and educated us on some egg facts, a lot of which were news to me. Did you know that eggs are high in protein, and a high protein diet is recommended for weight loss. And there are different uses for fresh and slightly old eggs? I didn’t. Fresh eggs are best used for poaching and frying, because they hold their shape in the pan. Older eggs can be used for boiling and scrambling, in fact using an older egg to boil is better as it is harder to get the shell off a fresh egg.
Do you know how hold a knife properly? I was given an education on how it is done. Yes it probably was a very good idea to lean back a bit there Tenille 😉
More eggy facts and recipes can be found at www.eggs.org.au or www.eggsaseasyas.com.au So there you have it, eggs! I’ve been introducing egg recipes into the dinner menu for the kids these past few weeks, and they’re doing well, especially if I tell them they are egg cakes 😉
I’ve been asked about my outfit, so I think I should throw some kudos to the lovely ladies at Autograph Goulburn who very patiently outfitted me.