Top tips for storing & using eggs
Our top tips for the best egg everytime.
- When baking cakes, it’s important to use eggs at room temperature. This will help to prevent the mixture from splitting, which can result in a heavier cake.
- To bring fridge-cold eggs to room temperature quickly, immerse in a bowl of warm (not hot) water for a few minutes.
- Slightly older eggs are better for meringues. They’re also easier to separate, and easier to peel when hard-boiled.
- If you’re not sure how old your egg is, lower it into a glass of water. A fresh egg will sink to the bottom, whereas the older an egg is, the higher it will float.
- Store eggs at a constant temperature below 20C to maintain freshness. In most domestic kitchens, the fridge is the best place – however, take them out of the fridge half an hour before cooking. For baking, take them out of the fridge the night before.
- Eggs are extremely porous and will absorb any smells around them, so store away from strong-smelling food.