The Big Idea
Dear readers, this is a plea. I am unashamedly begging you for your help.
I want our little community to write a cookbook containing all of our favourite egg recipes.
I want this book to be the place we all go to for an egg busting recipe when our laying hens have gone into overdrive!
But most importantly, I want to hear your voices and your stories. I want to know how amazing Great Granny Hilda’s eggnog was, or how your hubby proposed to you whilst whipping you up some amazing banana pancakes for breakfast!
When complete, this cookbook will be offered here on The Hedgecombers free for anyone to download.
I’m particularly interested in any regional or national specialities from around the globe, things the rest of us are unlikely to have ever heard of. Please include any local history with these entries.
I imagine I’m going to get several recipes for the same item (omelette anyone?), if this happens I’m not sure yet how I’ll whittle it down. I guess I’ll make them all and pick my favourite. Please don’t be mad or upset with me if yours doesn’t make it in. If you include other recipes I’ll try really hard to get at least one of yours in somewhere.
Oh, and lastly I’d like to thank one of my lovely readers Karen Larson, as this project was entirely her idea. See what happens when you email me a random thought Karen ;)
There are only 2 criteria;
1/ your recipe must contain at least 3 eggs. Feel free to scale your recipe up to fit this rule but remember, the whole point of the book is to use up a surplus of eggs. So, the more the merrier!
2/ your recipes must contain ingredients that I consider real. By that I mean no boxed cake mixes, or pre-mixed stuff. Imagine that someone on the opposite side of the world wants to make your incredible recipe, but they have never heard of so-and-so yellow cake mix or whatever. I will police this with gusto as it is one of my online pet recipe hates. If you’re not sure, things made from scratch will win every time.
You may as well know I also have a strong aversion to artificial sweeteners, so would rather see sugar or honey in a recipe. Readers then have the option of substituting back if they desire.
- Other. (Quirky little category this, but I’m interested to know of anything else you do with eggs. Do you feed egg shell back to your hens? Or use egg whites for painting? Tell us all, we need to know!)
How To Enter
Enter as many recipes as you like, and be sure to include the following info for each one;
- Title of your dish
- Which category it belongs in
- How many it is likely to make/feed
- Ingredients list
- Cooking directions, including oven temps and timings
- If there is any family or regional history that makes this dish extra special, feel free to include it too. It may not make it in the book, but it will certainly make me smile!
We will also need your;
- Name (it doesn’t have to be your real one if you’re shy ;)
- Email address for me to contact you on if I need to query something
- County/state and country
- Your blog name & url if you’d like a bit of promotion (but you don’t need to have a blog to join in)
Once you have written it all up, email me at hedgecombers (at) gmail (dot) com.
No need to include pictures as I’ll be illustrating the book with my daft chickens (see above!)
If you are a blogger and you’d be happy to pop a ‘Project Egg’ button on your blog, please grab the code below.
I would be eternally grateful if you could show your support by writing a blog post linking to this page too!
The Boring Bit
By entering a recipe you agree that;
- No recipe you enter has been copied from a cookbook, magazine, website, blog or similar, unless you were the original creator & author of the recipe.
- If your dish was inspired by (and NOT copied from) one of the above sources, please ensure the ingredients list, process, directions and words are your own. Please also state the source of the original recipe inspiration so they can be rightfully quoted and linked to.
So, there we have it. Dive in and get thinking! Which of your favourite recipes does the world need to know?
PS Have I told you lately how much you all rock?