No it really is not silly posting this recipe, It is all about technique. We have experienced many a green egg yolk, jiggly egg yolk, jiggly egg white and rubbery hard eggs. This recipe is the most fail-proof we have tried.
Keep in mind the fresher the egg the harder it is to peel. So yes your older eggs will be easier to peel.
There is no need for salt or vinegar in the cooking process, as these can unfavorably alter the egg.
Cook in a single layer.
1. In a single layer place desired number of eggs in a saucepan. Cover with cold water by an inch.
2. Place pan over a medium heat gradually bring to a boil and then reduce the heat to a low simmer.
3. Simmer the eggs for 11 minutes, remove from heat. Cool and peel.