I had to find a new home for my chickens which meant I had to find a new source for my eggs. I tried the farmers market but I wasn’t keen as the man who sells the eggs also sells battery eggs. I didn’t actually realise this until I looked closely at the eggs and saw the number 3 stamp which means caged hens. The eggs were just advertised under ‘fresh farm eggs’ so i can imagine some people would buy them thinking they were from happy hens… this is a farmers market after all!
Anyway now life is good again. I’ve found a lady who is supplying me with fresh eggs from her little hen family. The hens are free to roam and are well looked after so its good for everyone.
So why am I telling you this? Its all to do with my yorkshire puddings! I’ve always had success with yorkshire puds that are well risen but for the short period when I was having to buy my eggs from the supermarket (I was buying large organic ones and looking for the longest sell by dates) they were just average. I didn’t think much of it as I don’t really measure my ingredients so the recipe is never quite the same.
Then last weekend after getting my eggs from my friend and making up the puds I found that I was back to the well risen ones I used to make.
Maybe its a silly idea but I wonder if eggs from happy hens are slightly different? Could the fact that caged hens may be stressed make any difference? I don’t know if anyone else has noticed this but I have to say i’m happy that I’m getting good puds again and I’m eating eggs from happy birds.
I just wish I could get them to stay in a nice round shape lol!