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Old 04-12-2012, 08:21 PM   #1
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Feeling dumb here but...

Have cookie recipe calling for 1/4 c of egg whites. How many eggs do I use? Thanks for not laughing! Sully

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Old 04-12-2012, 08:35 PM   #2
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Have cookie recipe calling for 1/4 c of egg whites. How many eggs do I use? Thanks for not laughing! Sully
One large egg should be enough. Who writes a recipe calling for cup of egg white? They must be using the powdered egg whites. Sully, I am not laughing, just kind of stunned that someone would actually write a recipe calling for cup.
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Old 04-12-2012, 08:45 PM   #3
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You can buy egg whites in a carton, either a pint size or a quart size.



1/4 cup equals one large egg.
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Old 04-12-2012, 08:54 PM   #4
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I'd just keep breaking eggs and putting the whites into a measuring cup until I had enough.
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Old 04-12-2012, 09:12 PM   #5
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Old 04-12-2012, 09:32 PM   #6
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1 large egg is a quarter cup, but take away the yolk and now you have less than a quarter cup.

Follow Andy's advise. Separate two eggs and measure out a 1/4 cup.
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Old 04-12-2012, 09:51 PM   #7
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i can't believe I didn't think of that myself...In my own defense, I've been working around the clock with very little sleep And, I'm a chef (at least in my own mind), not a baker!!! No??? It's all I got!!!
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Old 04-12-2012, 09:52 PM   #8
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And that I shall do. Thank so much, your time is appreciated. Sully
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Old 04-12-2012, 09:59 PM   #9
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Who knew??? I guess my lack of baking know how is apparent! Give me a Maine lobster however, and I'll put tears in your eyes. Us Boston girls bring down the house when it comes to seafood...I eat Ipswich clams for breakfast! Thanks..Sully

















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Old 04-12-2012, 10:29 PM   #10
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Good, cause I thought it was me that found that a little strange.
The recipe was written by a pretty qualified chef, Alton Brown, know him? Anyway, he's typically so extremely precise that this is just a little out of character..In any case, thanks very much for your time. Sully
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