Friday, March 11, 2011

A tale of eggs & banana bread

We got a ginormous egg about a week ago.  It weighed about 100 grams, which is about 50% larger than our normal eggs. 

Here it is next to a medium egg from one of our Polish hens (btw, who says Polish hens can't lay big eggs?).

Some people insisted it was a double-yolker.  We don't get those very frequently, so I cracked it open to see what was inside.

That has got to be the biggest yolk I've ever seen.  The yolk next to it is a normal size.  The big one was probably 1.5 inches across.  Massive!

It did, however, make some pretty awesome banana bread.

BANANA BREAD (adapted slightly from
1 1/2 cups mashed ripe banana
1/3 cup lowfat sour cream
5 tablespoons butter, melted
2 large eggs
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
3.75 ounces all-purpose flour
3 ounces whole wheat flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Cooking spray
Chocolate chips - optional

1. Preheat oven to 350°.
2. Combine first 4 ingredients in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed. Add granulated and brown sugars; beat until combined.
3.  Combine flours and next 3 ingredients. Add flour mixture to banana mixture; beat just until blended. Pour batter into a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 55 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove from oven; cool 10 minutes in pan on a wire rack. Remove bread from pan; cool completely.

This is a bread plate I bought for my grandma in Bavaria some years ago.  I recently retrieved it when she moved into assisted living.  Perfect for a small loaf of bread while paying a visit to friends!


  1. One of my farmers (Daffodil Hill Growers) has been selling some pretty huge eggs lately as well and like yours, also single yolks. Honkin' big single yolks! And with that beautiful deep color, like yours.

  2. Sorry but.....Polish hens lay white eggs and would be classified in the small size

  3. You're absolutely right. Polish hens do lay white eggs, which you can see in the 2nd picture. My girls' eggs are in the 50g range, making them "medium" sized.