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When Do I Add Eggs In The Gingerbread Stuffing?

Asked by Mamaowl. Answered on 22nd January 2022

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Can you clarify when to add eggs to Nigella's Gingerbread Stuffing Recipe? I was intending to make it a day in advance of cooking, and store in the fridge. Make ahead tip says to add eggs once cool and then store in fridge, but recipe says to add eggs just before it is ready to go in oven. Many thanks.

Gingerbread Stuffing
Photo by Lis Parsons
Gingerbread Stuffing
By Nigella
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Nigella's Gingerbread Stuffing (from NIGELLA CHRISTMAS) can be used as a stuffing for a goose or turkey, with leftovers (or all of the mixture) baked in a separate dish. The base of the stuffing is onions, bacon, apples and gingerbread (sticky ginger cake) crumbs and this mixture is made and left to cool before the eggs are added.

The method says to let this mixture cool and that you can let it get "properly cool" before adding the eggs. This means that the mixture can be left for up to 2 hours before the eggs are added and the stuffing is baked, letting you to get on with other tasks. For the make ahead information we are assuming that you want to fully mix up the stuffing for conveneince and are doing this more then 2 hours ahead. So the eggs should be added and then the stuffing refrigerated. This means that you can store the stuffing in its baking dish and just put it direct into the oven, if this is more convenient. So if you are making the stuffing a day in advance, we suggest following the information in the Make Ahead section.

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