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When I was seven years old I was already baking on my own. My mother gave me several pointers and then let me have a try without her help. I followed our favorite brownie recipe, put it in the prepare
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Eggshell brownies

posted at 10/31/2008 5:00 AM EDT
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When I was seven years old I was already baking on my own. My mother gave me several pointers and then let me have a try without her help. I followed our favorite brownie recipe, put it in the prepared pan, and baked it as instructed. The house was full of the wonderful smell from the brownies. When they had cooked slightly I cut them and everyone (all six of us) tried some. Each bite had a very distinct crunch and there were little white pieces throughout. My mother immediately recognized eggshells and asked me what happened. I told her that some of the eggshell had fallen into the batter, but I assumed the beaters would pulverize them and decided to leave them in. Needless to say, I ruined an entire batch of brownies, but our family has laughed about that for years. As I have baked with my own five children I have come across the same scenario. Already two of my kids have dropped pieces into cookie dough or batters, but they told me that it should be okay because the mixer will take care of it. Luckily, I was able to dispel that notion and get the shells out before the baked items were ruined! I guess it runs in the family!!

Re: Eggshell brownies

posted at 8/15/2011 12:47 PM EDT
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You are lucky you learned early.  I think that happens to most people sooner or later.

Re: Eggshell brownies

posted at 8/18/2011 12:42 PM EDT
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This happened to my son recently.  I let him make shaped sugar cookies for his birthday.  He wanted to make them all by himself so, I let him.  He ended up dropping some eggshells in the batter, but didn't bother to remove them.  Personally, I think he did it on purpose because he was the only one that would eat them!

Re: Eggshell brownies

posted at 8/18/2011 2:28 PM EDT
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it happened to me a few days ago was making pan cakes i cracked a egg and a piece of shell fell into the batter and i looked for it saw it but lost it so i made pan cakes with it in there . i told my husband it was there  we never found it . haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

Re: Eggshell brownies

posted at 8/18/2011 2:53 PM EDT
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Could you imagine what would go through someones head if they bit into and egg shell and didn't know what it was? a cockroach, fingernail, yuk!

Re: Eggshell brownies

posted at 8/22/2011 9:48 AM EDT
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Last: 3/17/2012
This happens to the best of bakers. Its so easy for eggshell pieces to fall into the batter.

Re: Eggshell brownies

posted at 8/22/2011 1:00 PM EDT
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Thanks for sharing. I love to read all the shared stories.

Re: Eggshell brownies

posted at 8/22/2011 1:44 PM EDT
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cute story

Re: Eggshell brownies

posted at 8/22/2011 7:58 PM EDT
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Great story!  Thanks for sharing.  I recently bought one of those egg cracker gadgets(still not sure why lol) that are supposed to eliminate the problem.  However I haven't used it yet.  I'll have to try it out when I bake the birthday cake for my son later this week.

Re: Eggshell brownies

posted at 8/22/2011 9:13 PM EDT
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I ALWAYS break an egg into a little bowl, THEN dump it into the mixer or pan or wherever it goes.
One time, many years ago, I got egg shell into the fast moving mixer and promised myself that wouldn't happen again.

Re: Eggshell brownies

posted at 8/22/2011 10:28 PM EDT
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In Response to Re: Eggshell brownies:
I ALWAYS break an egg into a little bowl, THEN dump it into the mixer or pan or wherever it goes. One time, many years ago, I got egg shell into the fast moving mixer and promised myself that wouldn't happen again.
Posted by Nancy G


Good advice. 
It is too easy to lose a chip of eggshell when the mixer is going.  Haste makes waste trying to crack the egg directly into the batter

Re: Eggshell brownies

posted at 12/21/2011 5:47 AM EST
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First: 10/2/2008
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It is a good idea to crack eggs into a separate bowl, then if you get shells in you can fish them out.  This is an idea from Ina Garten,  Barefoot Contessa.

Re: Eggshell brownies

posted at 12/21/2011 7:58 AM EST
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Happens to the best of us!! 

Re: Eggshell brownies

posted at 12/21/2011 11:22 AM EST
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i love to reaD SHARED STORIES

Re: Eggshell brownies

posted at 12/21/2011 11:40 AM EST
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Great story!!  This has happened to me many times.  I now use a small bowl, and crack one at a time.....put it where it needs to go, and then proceed with the next one.  Lesson learned a long time ago!!

Re: Eggshell brownies

posted at 12/21/2011 12:34 PM EST
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Cute story, You will laugh about it for a long time.

Re: Eggshell brownies

posted at 12/22/2011 12:26 AM EST
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It's a good lesson learned, and will make a fun remember-when family story over the years.

Re: Eggshell brownies

posted at 5/6/2012 4:51 PM EDT
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Great story!

Re: Eggshell brownies

posted at 5/6/2012 8:17 PM EDT
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GRANA  here;
That may be why my first Home Ec teacher[ 7th grade]  insisted that we always crack the eggs ino a coffee  or custard cup first before ading the eggsto the batter, I taught  my own students the he same lesson ; to bad they missed out on the fun of crunchy brownies/sugar cookies: />)

Re: Eggshell brownies

posted at 2/26/2013 9:59 AM EST
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My granny taught me from the beginning to always break eggs into a separate bowl.  Lot eaiser to fish egg shells out that way!

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