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Old 10-11-2007, 10:07 PM   #1
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Big eggs

I have a pack of "jumbo" eggs. I want to make a cake that calls for one large egg.

Baking can be exact, so will my jumbo egg be too much I should I just throw it all in?


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Old 10-11-2007, 11:50 PM   #2
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I would say just throw it in. If the batter is too thin maybe add a little flour, or just reduce the liquid in the recipe. I don't think it would throw off your proportions too much.

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Old 10-12-2007, 05:37 AM   #3
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The differences in egg sizes are small. If you are concerned, whisk the egg and take or a teaspoonfull and toss it.
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Old 10-12-2007, 10:27 AM   #4
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The differences in egg sizes are small. If you are concerned, whisk the egg and take or a teaspoonfull and toss it.
Hey I was gonna say that.
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Old 10-12-2007, 06:09 PM   #5
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It will be fine. Here's an egg chart for future reference:


Two large = two jumbo, two extra large or medium, or three small

Three large = two jumbo, three extra large or medium, or four small

Four large = three jumbo, four extra large, five medium or small

Five large = four jumbo or extra large, six medium, or seven small

Six large = five jumbo or extra large, seven medium, or eight small
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Old 10-12-2007, 09:25 PM   #6
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Don't know about you, watermelonman, but I cook by weight with an electronic scale. With that in mind, here are the weights for eggs:

Small - at least 1.5 ounces
Medium - at least 1.75 ounces
Large - at least 2 ounces
Extra-large - at least 2.25 ounces
Jumbo - at least 2.50 ounces

If you cook by weight, you can adjust your recipes accordingly.

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