Help with egg size and recipes

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by IonaFarm, Aug 1, 2010.

  1. IonaFarm

    IonaFarm Out Of The Brooder

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    I was told that most recipes are based on large eggs unless otherwise listed. Right/wrong?

    I have two dozen bantam cochin eggs. I guess they would be considered tiny. They are smaller then a store bought small.

    So how many bantam eggs do i use in place of one large? There the cutest little things but I don't want to waste them.

    Anyone have experience with this or a chart?

    Thanks so much for the help.[​IMG]
     
  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

  3. tropicalchicken

    tropicalchicken Out Of The Brooder

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    I have one bantam amongst my 29 hens, and I love her eggs the best. She has the most consistent firm, dark yolks, but she tries to go broody after laying about eighteen eggs.

    I always use her eggs if I have them, usually two to one. But it depends on what I am cooking. Like a cake that calls for three eggs I would use at least four of hers, if it is brownies asking for one egg, I use two eggs. But I am pretty good at just winging it when it comes to pulling things together.

    Boy that probably did not help much, but you do get a feel for it. It is kind of like getting double yolks from my large hens, when I use them I cut back a bit, you just kind of do what feels right ,it gets easier as you use these eggs more.
     
  4. justbugged

    justbugged Head of the Night Crew for WA State

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    I agree about the amount of egg. It just has to be close. Most recipes will work with a little more or a little less. Imps chart is a good guideline.
     
  5. BettyR

    BettyR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have an inexpensive digital scale from Walmart and I just put a bowl on the scale, 0 the scale out. Break the eggs into the bowl on the scale and weigh them. 1 large egg is 50 grams.
     
  6. IonaFarm

    IonaFarm Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks everyone! The a copy if the chart is going in my cookbook.
     

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