BRITISH insurance companies could scupper the government's house building plans after refusing to cover homes made from beaten egg whites.
Ministers want to build around three million meringue houses across the midlands and the south east over the next 10 years in a bid to tackle Britain's sugary homes crisis.
The government rejected early proposals for brick built houses insisting they would not be fluffy enough.
The initial phase of three and four bedroom detached homes will be dolloped next to a river in Bedfordshire by the end of 2009. They will be topped with fresh cream and a mountain of summer fruits.
But Tom Logan, deputy director of the British Association of Insurers, said: "Look at me – do I look like some kind of fucking chump?
"Tell you what, why don't you just build the houses out flaming planks of wood? Yeah, that's it, let's build them out of something that's already on fire."
He added: "While we're at it, why don't I insure my balls about 20 minutes after you've chopped them off with an axe?"
Housing minister Caroline Flint said: "Are you kidding? I've just bought two and a half billion free range eggs.
"I'm commandeering sugar. I've got a yard on Tyneside producing huge whisks. And now you're telling me they won't be insured? Piss off."