Wednesday, October 05, 2016

A surfeit of eggs!

The word surfeit can be used to mean an abundance of something or too much of something. (King Henry I is said to have died from a surfeit of lampreys.) Here I'm using the former rather than the latter meaning ... and with a touch of irony as two to three eggs a day is not exactly something to panic about! Anyway, we have a long-standing arrangement to feed our friends' chickens and fish when they go away, and in return they feed our fish. The bonus of feeding chickens is that you get to nick their eggs, so we've been having a very eggy couple of weeks! Thank you, chickies.

The sudden influx of eggs means I've been brainstorming ways to use them. Fortunately, there are many!

Brekkie ideas
Eggs benedict
Bombay toast

Lunch ideas
Cheese soufflé
Corn muffins
Pumpkin scones
Lemon butter
Hard boiled eggs

Dinner ideas
Zucchini, basil and feta fritters
Bacon and egg pie
Spanish omelette

Dessert ideas
Lemon meringue pie
Chocolate cheesecake
Crème brûlée
Orange and almond muffins
Portuguese tarts
Caramel pavlova

... and of course
Wattalapam (this blog's most popular recipe of all time)

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