Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Re-Purpose. . . Egg Moulds

I was give my first set of egg moulds for Christmas 2010. The car & fish have done nicely and I have recently added the heart & star to my collection (from Affiliate Neat 2 Eat)

I must admit I don't tend to cook boiled eggs that often, but when I do I always make up a set in the moulds to send for lunches. So you can imagine my joy when I discovered I could use these moulds for other ingredients! My first experiment was with mashed potato & it turned out quite cute, even if I do say so myself.

From memory I sprayed the mould with oil, filled with cooled potato & after it did not set in the fridge, I put it in the freezer for a bit. With a little persuasion it came out in one piece.

This mashed potato fish is swimming in a sea of snow peas, carrot & 'summer chicken' (chicken fried in olive oil with garlic & mixed herb)

A girlfriend shared that she made jelly in hers - of course! Why didn't I think of that?!?

I sprayed with oil again & made the jelly rather firm (I didn't add the second amount of liquid like the recipe said)

I left to set in the fridge overnight and then closed the mould, but the jelly had already started to shrink a little (either that or I didn't fill them enough) so it didn't really stick together as one giant fish, but having two fish certainly didn't upset anyone :-)

As you can see one side worked better than the other. I think the side that worked was on top & had time & gravity to help it come away a bit easier.

I also made jelly in the heart after my girlfriend said that's where she had the most success

Ditto to that :-)

You can also use these moulds for rice.

I made a chicken casserole & served with a mix of white & brown rice, so leftovers were sent for lunch the next day.

Although the mould worked & the two halves stuck together, I ended up splitting it to fit better into the box.

Again I sprayed with oil & set in the freezer.

Some things I used to make these lunches:


Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post. This post was written for Loving Lunches. No product was received for this post. All opinions expressed are my own, based on personal experience with the product.

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