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EGGs two days past best before date - ca I still use them to bake cake?

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Holymoly321 Thu 30-Oct-08 08:23:59

They should still be fine if the date was a 'best before' shouldn't they?

throckenholt Thu 30-Oct-08 08:26:15

they should be ok - however I think cakes bake best with fresh eggs so it may not rise very well.

If they are off they smell off when you crack them.

silverfrog Thu 30-Oct-08 08:27:06

you could float them to see whether they are ok or not - put in a bowl of water, if they sink they are ok, if they float they are off...

Shannaratiger Thu 30-Oct-08 08:28:15

To check put them in a bowl of cold water, "if they sit on the bottom in a horizontal position they are fresh, semi-vertical not so fresh but ok. If they pop up completely vertical they are stael and don't use" Delia Smith's book always worked for me.

shootfromthehip Thu 30-Oct-08 08:30:09

Do it. I used eggs past their date all the time. Do try the floating thing though.

piratecat Thu 30-Oct-08 08:31:26

def use them

LackaDAISYcal Thu 30-Oct-08 08:31:57

do the floaty thing to test them; trust me that you DO NOT want the smell of off eggs in your kitchen <vomit>

Holymoly321 Thu 30-Oct-08 08:37:37

thanks all - will float them and see what happens

throckenholt Thu 30-Oct-08 09:51:42

you leran something new every day !

I know my problem is going to be I won't be able to rembember whether it should float or sink ....

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