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Old 04-14-2005, 11:54 AM   #1
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eggs white or yolk

Have a cheesecake recipe calling for 5 whole eggs and 2 egg yolks..what exactly will the difference be if I add 6 whole eggs instead? I have many many cakes to make and will have nothing to do with so many egg whites. I expect that it will be a little fluffier and not as dense, but will it really make a difference..help me out all you pros.


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Old 04-14-2005, 01:01 PM   #2
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Pattycake, if your recipe is tried and true with the 5 eggs and 2 yolks, I'd stick with what the recipe calls for. The egg yolks are going to give you a denser cake than if you had extra whites in there. My standard cheesecake recipe calls for more whites than yolks, but I bet the balance of other ingredients is different than yours, too.

There are a ton of things you can do with egg whites: souffles, egg white omlettes, and if you don't want to use them right away, you can freeze them and use them later (a great way to do this is to put them in icecube trays.).

Hope this helps! Good luck with your baking!
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