April 2, 2015 by Joanne T Ferguson
When I was little, I was, um, well, a tad mischievous!
I still am, in a fun sort of way!
While I was not blessed with the “telling a great joke” gene, I must have been “doubly” blessed with the gene for creativity, plotting and planning all things fun to do and to get other people to laugh in the process too!
So, if I have made you smile or laugh by the end of the post, it will be well worth it that I wrote it today!
The world clock and time differences confuse many people worldwide.
It is often difficult for some people to understand how Australia can be 15 hours ahead of time in New York.
When I first moved to Australia and spoke to my dad often on the phone, as a joke, he would always ask me, “So how will my day be?”
His dry humor, always provided a shared laugh, as I would hate to hope he really did think because Australia was 15 hours ahead of him, I would know how his day would be!
Don’t worry, he used to ask me for things like the lottery numbers and if a horse that was listed in the papers there was going to win! lol
Getting back to today which is April Fools Day in the States!
While it is already the 2nd of April, here, I thought I would write it and share it based on my childhood memories of April Fool’s fun!
Hand’s up, who had the magician’s box of tricks?
Surely a whoopie cushion?
I better get onto today’s post!
Curious What Was April Fools Day Breakfast?
When Chef Georgio aka hubby asked for bacon and eggs for breakfast aka brekkie in Aussie lingo, I was more than happy to do!
Then, I thought, it’s April Fools day, can I surprise him with something unique?
As he was perusing the newspaper, I casually asked if he would like his eggs baked in an eggshell.
He said he never had them that way, but he will willing to try them!
The April Fool’s plot had begun!
I have been wanting to try these for some time, and then remembered I had saved Stef’s from Cupcake Projects’ Easter Cupcakes Baked in Real Eggs Shells in my What’s On The List folder!
Today was the day!
I slightly adapted the recipe based on my food lifestyle and ingredients I had on hand.
- 2 eggs, emptied, washed in salt water and dried
- olive oil; can use any oil
- ½ self rising flour + 1 teaspoon baking soda, sifted
- ⅛ teaspoon baking soda (additional)
- ⅛ teaspoon Pink Himalayan salt; substitute table salt
- ½ cup Naturally Sweet Products Xylitol ; substitute sugar per original recipe
- ¼ cup butter
- juice from 2 lemons
- ¼ cup sour cream
- 2 pieces aluminium, crinkled
- Gently, pierce a hole in the top of the eggs, remove contents.
- Wash eggshells several times under tap water, than place in a bowl of water with salt for 10 minutes.
- Remove shells; dry slightly on the outside and add olive oil inside, turning the egg over a coupe of times with your finger on the hole on the top; shake the egg slightly so the oil coats the inside of the egg.
- In a bowl, combine flour baking powder, baking soda and salt; set aside.
- In a large bowl, using a stick blender, mix egg and xylitol until combined.
- Add butter and juice from lemons and mix until light and creamy.
- Add dry ingredients and sour cream; blend until smooth.
- Preheat oven 180C.
- In a muffin tin, place crinkled aluminum foil making sure the egg shell will be stable and sit upright.
- Add cake batter inside egg ¾'s the way up the shell. (see Notes)
- Place egg shells inside crinkled aluminium foil and bake for 20- 25 minutes; some of the mixture may overflow out the top of the egg.
- Remove from oven and tidy up any excess cake on shell or top of shell.
- Serve with bacon.
- For fun, serve in shell and allow the person the crack the egg open, thinking it is a baked egg, but in fact, you have baked a cake in an eggshell!
Added cake batter inside a squirt bottle for easier filling; can use Ziploc back, cutting corner, but be gentle as egg shells can crack easily
recipe is for 2 egg shells, but have plenty more batter to fill more eggs should you wish to
Did my April Fools Day breakfast go EGG-actly to plan?
Sort of, as I served the eggs with tomato and bacon.
And when they were peeled, these lovely little cakes were sitting patiently in their eggshell cups eagerly awaiting what Chef Georgio might say!
In the end, Chef Georgio and I got a good laugh, but it was only when he asked me, “Did you do anything to my bacon?” lol
He did try it, but was a little dubious after his baked eggs turned into cake!
Happy April Fools Day and look forward to what EGG-actly I make your for dinner!
Should I be scared? lol
Was this a fun April Fools Day brekkie?
What do you think of cake baked in eggshells?
Would you now like to do?
Can you image serving mini rainbow cakes in an eggshell?
Did this post make you smile or laugh?
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