How to decipher whether an egg is no longer fresh?

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Certain recipes need the use of extra fresh eggs? A chocolate mousse for example cannot be made without this important ingredient. But how do you ensure that the egg is extremely fresh?

All eggs contain an air pocket. Once the egg is layed, this air pocket occupies very little place. But as time passes, the air pocket swells. You can gently shake the egg next to your ear. If you hear that the content moves, this signifies that the egg is full of air and it no longer has the same freshness.

You can also try to place the egg in a bowl filled with water. If it sinks, this signifies that it is fresh. If it is dated from one week, it will start to sink. The older the egg, the more it will float. At this stage it is no longer necessary to make a chocolate mousse!