Originally Posted by licia
Thanks Aunt Dot. I'm going to make the coconut madeleines. She calls for 3 x-large so I suppose I will use 4 large. I wish she didn't do that. Nobody else does and it confuses the issue for me. I like to use large eggs.
Yes, other people do it! and other books, mine included, call for extra large eggs.
Extra large eggs actually used to be just "large" but commercially raised eggs are smaller than free range eggs, and so probably had to be re-sized. That paved the way for the catefory of "extra-large." In fact, that's the only size I ever buy or use!