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  • Apr 29, 2010, 01:44 AM
    Clough
    When a Recipe Calls for Using One Egg, What Size Egg Do They Mean?
    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!
  • Apr 29, 2010, 01:53 AM
    Esha_88_
    They usually mean small eggs.
  • Apr 29, 2010, 10:36 AM
    Just Dahlia

    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.:)
  • Apr 29, 2010, 12:35 PM
    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!
  • Apr 29, 2010, 12:55 PM
    Emland

    I've always assumed it meant large eggs. Many of my recipes state specifically to use large.
  • Apr 29, 2010, 12:57 PM
    JoeCanada76

    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.
  • Apr 29, 2010, 01:03 PM
    Emland
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Clough View Post
    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.
  • Apr 29, 2010, 01:12 PM
    Clough
    Gosh! The six, large eggs are probably a "pound" by themselves! :)
  • Apr 29, 2010, 01:19 PM
    Emland
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Clough View Post
    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.
  • Apr 29, 2010, 05:08 PM
    Just Dahlia
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Clough View Post
    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';)
  • Apr 29, 2010, 05:12 PM
    Just Dahlia
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Clough View Post
    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
  • Apr 29, 2010, 09:06 PM
    Clough
    Quote:

    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!
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Just Dahlia View Post
    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!

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