The solution: Bake like crazy!
I baked four cakes, using nine eggs, in one hour (not including decoration and cooling ) Yes, your maths is right - I still have another seven eggs to use... scrambled eggs for breakfast tomorrow, I think!
The cakes are (left to right) banana granola loaf (total experiment), dried berry muffins, chocolate brownie and 'hint of strawberry' sparkle buns along the bottom of the photo. Freezer is now full - energy saving and well-stocked for our return - and my colleagues at work had a nice surprise on a chilly Wednesday morning. They got the sparkly buns!
For the Brownies... Brownie mix. A cheat, I know, but a good brownie is unbeatable sometimes.
Sparkly buns - the classic 4 4 4 2 recipe (4oz of flour, butter, sugar and 2 eggs) with a bit of red food dye for the sponge. The icing is the same as what I did for the Bake Off inspired sponges I made at the weekend - using up the rest of the mascarpone - and pink sparkle gems bought in a store.
Dried Fruit buns - same again (4 4 4 2 - I'll never forget that recipe!) with a whole mixed packet of raisins, cherries and cranberries. They're the ones which went a little out of shape, but still tasted gooood.
My Granola Banana Loaf experiement was the same 4 4 4 2 but doubled, with two mashed bananas, and a good few handfuls of granola thrown in. It was a bit of a gamble but only time will tell if it worked. I couldn't find my go-to banana cake recipe following the house move, so hopefully I remembered most of it to an edible standard.
Apparently you can freeze eggs (out of the shell), but a glut of cakes is much more fun!
Which recipes can you whizz up to use leftovers and have a clear-out?
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