Sunday, February 13, 2011
Quail Free Egg Indulgence Cake
I just couldn't do it. I couldn't bring myself to go hunting for quail eggs. I love quails. I adore quails. They are native to California and the state bird. It used to be a common thing to see a covey of quails, darting in single file with one parent at the lead and the other bringing up the rear. Now, because of the horrendous building boom, it is a rare occasion to see quails.
I realize it is completely hypocritical to use chicken eggs instead. In my zany defense, I do buy organic free range eggs. And I soothe my conscience even further by remembering the oodles of eggs our chicken used to lay about the yard without giving them a second look. Can you tell I have guilt issues over eggs as a non vegan vegetarian?
The recipe made five small cupcakes. We all agreed they taste rather like a sugar cookie in cake form. Three of us liked them, one didn't and the last has yet to be eaten by the final taste tester, my daughter's beau, although he did humor me and take the picture.