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Baking with home eggs???

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by TallJ, Nov 30, 2013.

  1. TallJ

    TallJ Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 19, 2013
    We have JUST started getting eggs from our girls. As far as I know only 1 in 12 is laying yet. The eggs are smallish. I know this is normal. My question is: once we start getting eggs regularly how do I know what 'size' they are? I don't want to spend $30 for a fancy scale I don't have room for. My concern is when I am baking - if the eggs are small and it calls for 2, do I use 2, or 3, or what?? Can I just weigh them on my digital food scale? Anyone know what weight equals what size?? THANK YOU!!!
  2. FoxyChicken

    FoxyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 19, 2013
    NE MN
    I just use my digital kitchen scale. I only use the "large" size or bigger for baking, I use the smaller ones for eating for breakfast. Although I recently cut a recipe in half that called for 3 eggs, so I used a large and a small and called it 1 1/2 eggs!
    Congrats on your new eggs [​IMG]

    Here are the sizes by weight:
    PeeWee 1.25-1.5 oz
    Small 1.5-1.75 oz
    Medium 1.75-2 oz
    Large 2-2.25 oz
    XL 2.25-2.5 oz
    Jumbo >2.5 oz
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    I've always just eyeballed it. I've never thought the size difference between a medium or a large egg could make that much difference in the results. I use 2 bantam eggs to make one regular egg, and if I'm rounding with baked goods I always round up, so the finished product is a little richer/moister.
  4. jomoncon

    jomoncon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 24, 2010
    New Orleans, LA
  5. loversday002

    loversday002 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 21, 2012
    Pine Bush, New York
    when i am following a recipe i just eyeball it and if my eggs look small i just use one more than the recipe says
  6. TallJ

    TallJ Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 19, 2013
    I just weighed the last eggs laid, and they were ALL 1 5/8oz. At least Night is consistent!
  7. TallJ

    TallJ Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 19, 2013
    Er, last 4 eggs laid. all 1 5/8oz

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