Do you know the benefits of buying free-range eggs? Free-range eggs are said to bring a whole lot more to you in terms of goodness than other eggs. Free-range are better for you when it comes to nutrition, vitamins and cholesterol. Plus, of course, free-range means way happier chickens, which can only be a good thing.
Market newcomers, Bungaree Pastoral Co. are now bringing their fabulous free-range eggs to Market each week. Located in Galong, just west of Yass, Bungaree produce free-range eggs on a mixed farming enterprise with access to rotational grazing and the protection of sheds for food and nesting. These eggs are eggcellent!
– Put cherries, vanilla, sugar & 2 tbsp water into a pan. Bring gently to a simmer and stir to dissolve sugar. Simmer for 5 or 6 minutes until slightly thickened.
– Take 1 tbsp liquid from the pan and mix with the arrowroot to form a paste. Add this back in and bring back to the boil. Simmer for 2 minutes then divide it among the ramekins or oven proof glasses. Chill until set.
– Preheat oven to 120C
– Whisk sugar, yolks and brandy together. Pour cream & milk in and combine well. Strain and pour into moulds.
– Place in a tray and fill with hot water 2/3 up the sides. Cover with loosely with foil and bake for 30 min or until custards have set
– Cool, then sprinkle with a little caster sugar and use torch to make the toffee crust
You can’t beat fresh eggs for taste and versatility. There’s just so much you can do with these little gems. The guys at Holbrook Paddock Eggs have the freshest free range eggs for you each week at the Market, and farmer Sam Pincott and his wife Prue have expanded supply over the cooler months to ensure there’s always plenty of fresh eggs waiting for you. Having never missed a market, Sam and Prue operate this family business near Holbrook in southern NSW. Their grass fed Isa Brown hens enjoy the true meaning of free range, as they are free to roam the paddocks as they please. The benefit of allowing the hens freedom is a premium quality egg – no hormones or antibiotics are used and the eggs are vibrant and as natural as you can get. Grab some on your next visit to the Market.