Welcome to the first post of T & T = Tips & Tricks!
I did buy new eggs for the Nut Cake. But I also had eggs left from my Christmas baking which expired 3 days ago. In such cases, I always do the 'egg test' which is quick and reliable. All 3 eggs that I tested were still okay, so I did use those for the Nut Cake. The freshly bought ones will find their way into something else at a later point.
I am sure that most of you already know the 'egg test' but if you don't:
- fill a glass with water
- put the egg you want to test into the water
- if it goes down to the bottom of the glass, it is still good and okay to eat.
- if it floats on the water's surface, it is not good anymore and should be thrown away.