[Sca-cooks] Storing eggs through Lent, WAS Re: Hi again everyone!!!

Nambeanntan at aol.com Nambeanntan at aol.com
Fri Apr 3 18:51:13 PDT 2009

In a message dated 4/3/2009 2:15:39 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,  
chimene at ravensgard.org writes:

'Preserving: Eggs to be preserved whole in the shell should be  clean 
and dry, but do not wash them as the shell is porous and this  
practise can cause disease. Instead, wipe them with a damp cloth and  
then a dry one. You can then rub them with buttered paper or liquid  
paraffin so that all air is excluded and they will keep for six 
months  or longer.'

Butter or soft beeswax would certainly have been available  in period, 
for the anti-oxygen sealing...

Now, can anyone document  any of these, beyond "common  sense"??


I wonder if wax covered eggs is how Ukrainian Easter eggs got  started?
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