Are Eggs Safe? How to Tell Your Eggs Freshness
One of the questions we are commonly asked is Are Eggs Safe to Eat?
How to work out your eggs’ freshness for baking or cooking.
Now, egg safety is extremely important.
*Buy in-date eggs, preferably free range, which have the Lion mark on the shell. These are very inexpensive these days. Wash your eggs in the shells before commencing baking.
It doesn’t matter if the water is warm, it will help bring the eggs to room temperature.
To test if your eggs are STILL fresh, gently drop an egg into a glass of water at two times higher than the egg.
Fresh eggs will sink to the bottom of the glass and probably lie on their sides.
Slightly older eggs (about one week) will lie on the bottom, but bob slightly. If the egg balances on its smallest tip, with the large
tip reaching for the top, it’s probably close to three weeks old.
Eggs that float to the surface are out of date/bad and should not be used !!!
*Organic eggs are marked with a 0 on their shells, the free range has a number 1, barn-reared 2, and from caged hens 3.
Be very careful at farm shops and check what your buying.
They must have the Lion mark to ensure they are safe to eat.
Did you know you can FREEZE EGGS?
Yes, with eggs being scarce, please don’t waste them, if you are going away, etc.
Break them into a bowl and whisk. Pop them whisked into a freezer-safe bag or container and freeze.
When you need eggs for a cake or an omelet, just bring them to ROOM temperature and they are as fresh as when you froze them.