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Decorated goose eggs

Decorating Goose Eggs

Evgger wanted to decorate an egg for Easter?

We use goose eggs, as they are large, however chicken and duck eggs can also be used following the method below:

Preserving The Egg

Eggs can be hard boiled and then decorated, however, these should then be eaten.

Goose egg shell is quite robust, so can be used to make a decorated egg that will last and keep indefinitely.  To make a decorated egg, the white and yolk need to be removed, and the inside given a little wash.  This can be done by 'blowing' the egg.

Blowing an Egg

Blowing an egg is quite straight forward, the method being applicable to most eggs.  Here's what to do:

  1. Holding the egg over a bowl, pierce a hole in both ends with a clean wood nail.
  2. This will make a pin prick hole in either end of the egg.
  3. Make sure that you push the nail deeply into the egg to make a hole in the egg membrane.
  4. At this stage,still over the bowl, pierce your lips over one hole in the egg, while keeping the other end unblocked.
  5. Give a gentle blow.
  6. The egg should start to come out the other end.
  7. If you are having difficulty, cover both the holes, give the egg a vigorous shake to try and break up the yolk and white inside.
  8. Try blowing again.
  9. Once the white and yolk has been completely removed from the egg, don't throw it away!  The egg yolk and white, can be used for cooking.
  10. Now hold one hole of the egg under a cold tap and let water fill the egg.
  11. Give the egg a shake, then let the water drain out.
  12. Leave the egg to dry.
Two goose eggs laid at the beginning of March
Geese Eggs, boiling on the stove.
Goose Eggs Blown and died ready for decorating

Basic dyeing

  • Once dried the egg can be decorated.
  • Decoration can be left to your imagination using a variety of techniques, from pens, to stickers, to paints.  We use an edible egg dye, but food colouring can be used too.
  • The advantage of the egg dye is that it is edible and can be also used on hard boiled eggs.
  • Follow the instructions on the egg dye packet, but typically this involves dissolving the dye in water and then dipping the egg.  An egg could be dipped multiple times, to get a rainbow or blend of colours.
  • In our picture, we have dyed the egg all one colour, there are a couple of eggs, that have been dipped in a marbling dye, which gives a marbled affect.

Further Decoration

If you are colouring your egg first, as described above, wait until the dye is dried, then embellish your design with transfers, and felt tip pen.

As a final layer of protection an clear lacquer or varnish can be applied.

To finish it off, why not thread a bit of ribbon through the egg, so that it can be hung up?

Decorated goose eggs swinging from a tree in spring - Easter
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Soft boiled goose egg

Soft Boiled Goose Egg with Soldiers

This is a meal in-itself.  Soft boiled goose egg.  Boiled to perfection, soft white, and creamy yolk.

This is how we did it:

  • Add water to a large pan (sufficient size pan, so that when the water is added it just covers the goose egg)
  • Before adding the goose egg, get the water to a rolling boil;
  • In the meantime put some slices of bread in the toaster;
  • Once the water is boiling, gently add the egg to the water and set the timer for 6 minutes;
  • At the end of 6 minutes remove the goose egg from the boiling water and place in a tea cup or small coffee cup;
  • With a knife slice the top of the egg off;
  • Hopefully a runny yolk and perfectly cooked white ready for eating!
  • Serve with the toast buttered (when warm) and cut into strips ready for dunking into the egg.

 

 

Geese Eggs, boiling on the stove.
Geese Eggs, boiling on the stove.
Soft boiled goose egg with soldiers
Soft boiled goose egg with soldiers
Chicken Duck Goose Egg Size Comparison
Chicken Duck Goose Egg Size Comparison
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Chicken Duck Goose Egg Size Comparison

Goose Eggs for Sale!

We have goose eggs for sale.  About 3 times the size of chickens eggs, they are a meal in themselves.

Local collection only.

Fresh Goose Eggs Laid by Our Geese

£2.00

The Geese have finished laying for this year. (Eggs normally available March to June) 

Price is for TWO eggs.

CLICK & COLLECT Only (Orders can be placed for EX31, EX32, EX33 or EX39 postcodes only)

Goose eggs are truly distinctive being almost three times the size of a hen’s egg!

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Having a more pronounced flavour than a hens egg, but slightly milder than a duck egg.  A Goose egg is simply a meal in itself eaten boiled, scrambled, or fried and shared.  As with all eggs they can be used as an ingredient in baked dishes such as gratins and quiches or as the base for the finest Yorkshire pudding.

Our Geese lay their eggs between Spring and early Summer by free roaming in our fields. With access to grass all year round and free to roam, they produce the most delightful eggs with deep orange yolks!

Uses for Goose Eggs

Goose eggs can be used in exactly the same way as chicken eggs.  The only difference is their size.  About 3 to 4 times the weight of a chicken egg, they can be used in cooking in the same way.  If a recipe is asking for 3 eggs, one goose egg may do.

Examples of use for goose eggs:

  • Soft boiled:  To get a nice runny soft boiled goose egg, boil for 6 minutes. Read more here ….
  • Hard boiled:  Boil for about 8 to 10 minutes to get a hard boiled egg, and use in the normal way.
  • Blowing:  Its great fun for kids to blow goose eggs and then paint and decorate them, especially around easter time.  Use the egg blown out of the shell to make scrambled egg or omelette.

About Our Geese

Our Geese are kept naturally, predominantly eating fresh grass.  In February, in preparation for egg laying, we may supplement their feed with a premium quality specialist goose breeders feed.

At this time of year, the grass can be low in nutrition, and supplementing their feed provides necessary minerals and vitamins in preparation for the laying season and the number of goose eggs they can produce.

Unlike many keepers of geese,  we feed all of our birds on quality premium food, containing natural ingredients that contain no Genetically Modified crops or chemical additives.

Geese fed naturally on grass - Do not feed the geese
Geese fed naturally on grass – Do not feed the geese

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Recycle & Re-use Jars & Egg Boxes

We reuse and recycle egg boxes and our glass jars at Chilcotts Farm

We are always grateful for clean half dozen egg boxes & the return of our glass jars for re-use

Recycle Glass Jars


After you have finished with your honey, jam, chutney or pickle, we can re-use the undamaged jars.

12oz Hexagonal Jars (Our Jams and Honey)

8oz Hexagonal Jars (Our Chutney, Pickle and Curds)

Unfortunately, we can only accept the types of jars we sell.

The lids can not be re-used, so are sent for recycling, but the glass jars are washed, cleaned and sterilised prior to being refilled with our delicious preserves and honey.

So if you have bought our preserves or honey, rather than throwing the jar away, just drop it off at Chilcotts Farm the next time you are passing.

Thank you!


We Recycle Re-use our Jam jars at chilcotts farm
We re-use and recycle egg boxes at Chilcotts Farm

Recycle Your Egg Boxes


To reduce the impact on the environment, we can re-use half dozen egg boxes.

Whether egg boxes from us or used egg boxes from the supermarket, we can re-use them.

We can only use egg boxes that are clean & undamaged, but at the end of their life, any egg boxes we can't re-use we compost.

When passing Chilcotts Farm, just drop them off.

Thank you!


Availability

Normally available February to June, Seasonal

Life Style

Access to Grass All Year Round, Given Free Range to Roam

Origin

Produced in Devon, United Kingdom

Weight

Average weight approximately 160 grams each

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Eggs

Two goose eggs laid at the beginning of March
Two goose eggs laid at the beginning of March
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