Baking with home eggs???

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

  1. TallJ

    TallJ Out Of The Brooder

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    loversday002 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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

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

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

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