Egg Issues

The Sometimes We Do Quilt Bee meets every two weeks. When it’s my turn to be hostess, I like to bake something decadent, since Peggy has decreed there aren’t any calories at Quilt. I saw a scrumptious looking recipe for toasted pecan layer cake on Pinterest. The recipe called for 4 egg whites and 1 whole egg. I got 5 eggs (I think…) out of the fridge to warm to room temperature. The first egg I dropped on the floor…splat. Then there were 4 eggs (I think…) or maybe I got another egg out of the fridge? The next egg I cracked over a bowl to separate the white and the yolk broke into the white. Aargh! Why didn’t I just use that as the 1 whole egg and put it in the mixing bowl? I don’t know why! I set that egg, in its separate bowl aside and now there are 3? Or maybe 4? Eggs left? Who friggin’ remembers how many eggs at this point? It’s clearly a very bad egg day. 

I’m sure I messed up the recipe because the cake was quite dry. Still, my wonderful friends complimented me and even asked for the recipe. It’s not a recipe– it’s a blasted math problem! Use any yellow cake recipe and fold into the batter, 2 cups of chopped pecans, toasted in 1/4 cup of butter. The flavor is delicious enough to indulge in two pieces (Joan!)  I’m not telling how many pieces Gary ate. I will say there isn’t a (dry) crumb left. 

Maybe this is a life reminder for me. Stuff doesn’t have to be perfect to still be good. Quilts, cakes, all kinds of stuff. And spending time with friends is just the best!


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  1. Great philosophy! All from one cake. Tempting me…but I might just go make some scrambled eggs…time for breakfast and then sew, nothing perfect, for sure!

  2. I so agree about the friends part! The cake looks yummy!

  3. Barbara Macey says

    The cake indeed looks decadent & must have had a great flavour. My daughter must have seen the same recipe because we’ve had a “yellow cake mix” in the pantry for a few weeks; I’m not sure if she has the recipe or not. It must’ve sounded good when she read it also.

    Your egg conundrum is so like my first NY Cheesecake–it too requires several eggs & egg whites; the shells of the eggs were so thin I could not help but masquer the eggs. At last I simply threw some in the cream cheese & I must say it is the best cheesecake I’ve ever made.

    Thank you for sharing your “humaness” & continue with your quilting.

  4. A decaden dessert? No calories? Pocono Getaway? You have a few months to perfect that recipe Missy!

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