Five Crazy Things You Can Do With Eggs

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Try out these egg-cellent things to do with those yolky treats!
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Easter is traditionally celebrated in springtime as a Christian religious holiday through the giving and receiving gifts of eggs. Everyone’s favourite is the richly delicious chocolate egg but families and children often decorate traditional eggs in colourful paint or hide them around the garden and organise a treasure hunt. There are many ways to use eggs in inventive ways that will delight and inspire, just follow our guide to the top five crazy creative things to do with eggs. 

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Chocolate Designs

We know chocolate eggs are a delicious treat at Easter, so why not try making them as an alternative to buying, and create beautiful personalised designs that others will really appreciate. Purchase an Easter egg silicone mould and pour melted milk, dark or white chocolate into it. Allow it to cool then take it out to decorate it. Fill one half of the egg with small sweets and pop the other half on top, then heat around the sides to melt the chocolate together. 
 
Get creative: use silicone alphabet and number moulds to create a sweet icing or chocolate message for the egg, or edible transfers to create elegant colour designs and patterns. Gold leaf transfer sheets can be added to create a decadent Easter egg treat that is hard to resist. 

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Making Noodles

Making egg noodles is a simple and fulfilling activity. Noodles can be used in stir-fries combined with other delicious ingredients, or a sauce such as tomato and garlic or something a little more oriental and spicy. Use a simple plain flour or pasta flour, half a teaspoon of salt and two large eggs to create a batch.


  • Make a well in the salted flour and crack the eggs into it. This can be done on any clean surface such as a flat bench, a wooden board, or in a bowl.
  • Beat the eggs and then fold and pull in flour until all the flour is combined.
  • Take the sticky dough and knead it using extra flour to stop it sticking to the kneading surface.
  • After about 10 minutes the dough should be ready for chilling.
  • Chill the dough, wrapped in cling film, for a minimum of 30 minutes  (ideally overnight) in the fridge.
  • Divide the dough into two pieces and then roll each out evenly to the desired thickness.
  • Trim and cut it into strips using a sharp knife or pizza wheel.
  • Lay out the noodles to dry before cooking in salted water or adding to stews, soups or stir fries.
Okay, not so crazy, but very delicious.
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Boiling an Egg

Humble and tasty, the boiled egg is a breakfast staple. Even if the preference is for fried or poached eggs, try out these simple ways to make boiled eggs come alive.

Firstly, use this simple trick to find out whether an egg is fresh. Fill a container, a glass or jug, with water. Pop in an egg. If it sinks to the bottom and sits there horizontally in the water, then it is really fresh. 

If one end floats up it is not as fresh, but still perfectly good to eat. If the egg floats to the top in a vertical position then it is quite stale. This is because an air pocket forms in one end in older eggs. Use this simple trick to amaze kids and help them identify eggs that are good to eat.

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Cute Egg Moulds

Take a fresh egg and pop it into the pan for boiling, but to make it fun try moulding it into an interesting shape. When it is finished cooking take it out and remove the shell carefully then place the hot egg into a mould – there are fun colourful moulds in the shape of animals, hearts and skulls – for a crazy culinary treat.

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Spice it Up

Take egg noodles and combine them with red Thai curry paste and chicken stock for a spicy Thai noodle soup. Add a fried egg once the noodles have cooked in the soup, some fresh coriander and a squeeze of lime.
 
Delicious spicy egg dishes such as the Mexican heuvos rancheros or the north African shakshuka take a spiced tomato stew with additional ingredients like peppers, onions and garlic, and add cooked eggs. Chef Jamie Oliver calls huevos rancheros the breakfast of champions and an excellent hangover cure. 

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Egg Pizza

Dress up a simple pizza with an egg and wilted spinach to create one of the most colourful and tasty options around. Combining the rich yellow of the yolk with green spinach, red tomatoes and a sprinkling of cheese is a winner. Or go for a decadent hollandaise sauce and egg aboard a juicy home made burger for a belly busting treat.

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Wild Egg-periments

There are loads of ways to get kids interested in eggs using basic science experiments that will blow their minds. Try this easy way to remove a boiled egg from its shell. Remove a circular area of shell from the top of the boiled egg and a larger circular area from the bottom. Ask them to hold the egg, put the top of the egg to their lips and blow – the egg will come flying out, so be ready to catch it.

Pop an egg in a bottle by following this tutorial
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Egg in a Bottle

Create the famous egg in a bottle trick using a glass passata or milk bottle (with a fairly wide top). A peeled boiled egg cannot be forced into the bottle without breaking it into pieces, but light a piece of paper and put it into the bottle to burn and place the egg on top. As if by magic the egg will be sucked whole into the bottle. 

This video shows you how to make a bouncy egg
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Bouncy Egg

Another kitchen science experiment shows the power of acid on a fresh egg. All that is needed is distilled white vinegar and an egg. Put both together in a glass or jug and over the space of 48 hours the acidic vinegar dissolves the calcium carbonate of the shell, leaving a rubbery bouncy egg. This tough membrane contains the liquid egg so for a trick bounce the egg hard and the yolk and white will burst out. 

So, while you can still go wild frying, boiling, poaching or just decorating eggs for Easter you should definitely give some of these fun tricks and recipes a try, to really take your egg-periments to the next level. 
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