Baking and cooking with various egg types & honey
Baking using turkey eggs.
For recipes that call for two chicken eggs, only one turkey egg will be required as they are nearly double the size. One of the reasons turkey eggs are used in baking is to provide texture to whatever you are baking such as noodles, breads, cakes, or other baked goods.
I can attest to my LOVE for using turkey eggs, especially for my Homemade German Spaetzle (recipe coming soon - sign up for our newsletter to be the first to get it!). The difference I have found in using turkey eggs vs. duck eggs in baking is that I prefer duck eggs for sweets such as pancakes, muffins, and cakes. As turkey eggs significantly change the texture and, I swear there is a more savory taste in my noodles when using turkey eggs. This savory flavor that I believe comes from the turkey eggs isn't something I personally think translates well into sweet, baked goods.
Baking using duck eggs.
Duck eggs can yield fluffier, lighter baked goods compared with those made with chicken eggs. They rise higher than regular eggs. Duck eggs are a little larger than chicken eggs and have thicker shells, with more fatty acids and protein, which are beneficial for eating and baking.
If you like to bake your own bread you will love using duck eggs for sweet breads - like honey-oat or our famous coconut loaf! My German, great-grandfather actually was a baker and unfortunately due to time, I very rarely make bread nowadays. My Bavarian hometown is lined with cobblestones and, many times, walking hand in hand down the streets with my grandmother, she would stop and show me where the old Bakery used to be. It still stands, a testimony to the stones and architecture of the times, but what a fun memory to bring to the farm now!
Fun fact: have you ever omitted eggs and tried using chia seeds? There is definitely a method to washing and soaking the seeds first, but I will tell you, I have made some pretty stellar blueberry and banana pancakes this way!
Replacing Sugar with Honey.
1/4 Cup Sugar = 3 TBSP Honey
1/3 Cup Sugar = 3 TBSP Honey
1/2 Cup Sugar = 1/3 Cup Honey
1 Cup Sugar = 3/4 Cup Honey
2 Cups Sugar = 1.5 Cups Honey