Tuesday April 07th 2009, 3:55 pm

bantam eggs

When I arrived home yesterday I found a bag containing five bantam eggs on the kitchen table. My next door neighbour, Veronica, had left them there for me, as her brother’s bantams are producing more eggs than they can cope with, so there are more than enough to go around. My picture wont give you any idea of scale but for those who don’t know a bantam’s egg from a regular hens egg, these eggs are about a half to two thirds the size of an ordinary egg, thus having a rather refined and petit appearance. They can be used in much the same way as normal but using 2 for 1, and apparently they have less white and more yolk per egg. Veronica says the shells are harder to crack. I am looking forward to trying them.

I once had a job as an upholsterer and my work place was a draughty old barn on a farm. Every lunch time we were allowed to wander around the garden and pick up the bantam eggs that had been laid in the grass.. I lived on the most sumptuous scrambled eggs for lunch each day.
Delicious… enjoy!

Comment by Michele 04.07.09 @ 7:54 pm

Thanks for that tip, Michele. I made scrambled eggs for my breakfast this morning using 3 bantam eggs and they were just about the best I’ve ever tasted, served with toasted sourdough bread and a cappuccino. I might have to try and get a regular supply!

Comment by laundryetc 04.08.09 @ 11:12 am

I am amazed that you had sourdough for breakfast Gloria, are you still managing to make your own glorious bread as well as all the other extrordinary things that you do.
I have at least managed to pinch out and plant Luna’s avenue of sweet peas.
Doing that makes you feel up to date!
Wondering about having chickens, is there a limit to how far one can extend ones interests and ideas!

Comment by deborah s m 04.16.09 @ 11:04 am