never underestimate the importance of eggs at room temperature
NEVER, NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE IMPORTANCE OF EGGS AT ROOM TEMPERATURE
it probably wouldn't have taken a rocket scientist to figure this one out.. but when baking with eggs.. make sure they are at room temperature.. and not taken out of the fridge because when you do that.. and you add the cold eggs to melted butter, the butter curdles and you end up with lumps of crap... CRAP I TELL YOU..
and don't even think of nuking curdled egg and butter for even 10 seconds in the microwave.. it cooks the egg white and leaves you with curdled yellow and white bits.
story of my life.. epic phailz