Measuring eggs?

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by conroy, Jan 2, 2009.

  1. conroy

    conroy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey there just curious if any of you guys measure your eggs when baking. There is a noticeable difference between the size of my BR eggs and my Australorp eggs. Today I used 2 smaller ones in pancakes and they still came out good. But I do know that some baking recipes have to be exact. So I was just curious about what you all do.
     
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  2. keljonma

    keljonma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    8A East Texas
    I found this in one of my old cookbooks....

    Measuring Eggs
    1 whole large egg = 1/4 cup liquid
    5 whole eggs = about 1 cup
    1 large egg white = 3 Tablespoons liquid
    8 large egg whites = about 1 cup
    1 large egg yolk = 1 Tablespoon liquid
    12 large egg yolks = about 1 cup
    3 small eggs = 2 large eggs
    1 whole large egg = 2 egg yolks
    2 whole large eggs = 3 egg whites
    1 whole large egg = 1 1/2 egg whites
     
  3. conroy

    conroy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    WOW Thanks thats great!! [​IMG]
     
  4. sunnychooks

    sunnychooks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I weigh all my eggs and use the standard size equivalency charts for baking (I assume all recipes call for large eggs). This tells you how many small, medium and pullet eggs equal the large eggs.
    Also, because I weigh them and know how much each size should weigh I've been able to half recipes so that I can include 1/2 eggs! [​IMG]
     

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