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Clough
Apr 29, 2010, 01:44 AM
Hi, all!

Okay, some recipes call for only one egg to use in the mix. This would usually be for when we might be baking something.

What size egg do they mean, please?

I'm the kind of person who likes to buy the jumbo ones!

Thanks!

Esha_88_
Apr 29, 2010, 01:53 AM
They usually mean small eggs.

Just Dahlia
Apr 29, 2010, 10:36 AM
I always they usually meant an average sized egg. Depending on where you buy your eggs.. one stores large can be anothers medium.

I always buy x-large for cooking and jumbo for eating, I've never had a problem with the baking. I do however lower the amount of eggs if it calls for more than 3.:)

Clough
Apr 29, 2010, 12:35 PM
What sort of baking recipes would call for more than three eggs? I can understand if it's a recipe for a very large group of people.

Thanks!

Emland
Apr 29, 2010, 12:55 PM
I've always assumed it meant large eggs. Many of my recipes state specifically to use large.

JoeCanada76
Apr 29, 2010, 12:57 PM
Recipes calls for certain things but recipes can always be varied in ingredients and the size of ingredients.

I have always used large eggs in anything and everything.

Emland
Apr 29, 2010, 01:03 PM
What sort of baking recipes would call for more than three eggs? I can understand if it's a recipe for a very large group of people.

Thanks!

I have a pound cake that calls for 6 large eggs.

Clough
Apr 29, 2010, 01:12 PM
Gosh! The six, large eggs are probably a "pound" by themselves! :)

Emland
Apr 29, 2010, 01:19 PM
Gosh! The six, large eggs are probably a "pound" by themselves! :)

I'm thinking the Pound in Pound Cake refers to the amount of fat that grows on each butt cheek after indulging.

Just Dahlia
Apr 29, 2010, 05:08 PM
Gosh! The six, large eggs are probably a "pound" by themselves! :)
Originally 'Pound Cake' was a pound of each ingredient.. that's why it was called 'Pound Cake';)

Just Dahlia
Apr 29, 2010, 05:12 PM
What sort of baking recipes would call for more than three eggs? I can understand if it's a recipe for a very large group of people.

Thanks!

Many, right now I'm just thinking of things like...
Hollandaise
Quiche
Meringue
Soufflé'
Etc

Clough
Apr 29, 2010, 09:06 PM
Originally Posted by Clough
What sort of baking recipes would call for more than three eggs? I can understand if it's a recipe for a very large group of people.

Thanks!


Many, right now I'm just thinking of things like...
Hollandaise
Quiche
Meringue
Soufflé'
Etc

Now, I'm getting hungry and you're giving me fuel for starting other threads! :D

Thanks!