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mcorwin is asking: (4 answers)
if a recipe calls for adding an egg, what size egg is used? what happens if you use a different size? thanks to anyone who answers such a newbie question.

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Last updated: Jul. 20, 2013 4:48 am
Posted: Jul. 19, 2013 6:46 pm
 
Answered by: Maggi
Jul. 19, 2013 6:48 pm
I always buy/use large. I wouldn't worry about it....
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manella
Jul. 19, 2013 6:50 pm
I always us extra large eggs.
 
Cindy Capps Lepp
Jul. 19, 2013 6:54 pm
I also use large eggs....for most recipes...it shouldn't matter. Jumbo eggs do matter with baking because it adds a lot more liquid in baking. If baking with small eggs, add an extra one.
 
Cindy Capps Lepp
Jul. 19, 2013 6:56 pm
Joy of Baking.com says....Always use the size egg that is called for in the recipe. If the size is not given, assume it is large. Most eggs used in baking are at room temperature. A quick way to warm eggs to room temperature is to place them in warm water for 10 - 15 minutes, or else leave them out for 30-60 minutes.. Read more: http://www.joyofbaking.com/eggs.html#ixzz2ZXxYoMHA
 
Celeste
Jul. 19, 2013 6:57 pm
Either large or extra large.
 
Marianne
Jul. 19, 2013 7:14 pm
I usually buy extra large---just because we love our over-easy eggs with bacon once a week!
 
Answered by: Volleyballmom
Jul. 19, 2013 7:32 pm
I've only used whatever eggs I happen to have and never worry about it. Not one of my cooking bombs was ever due to wrong size egg. Since you mentioned eggs, which came first? Chicken or the egg?
 
Answered by: Seafoodforthewin
Jul. 19, 2013 9:52 pm
Just used ad erase sized eggs you would find in a grocery store
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Jul. 20, 2013 2:27 am
In most recipe it doesn't matter. Receipes no this site are primarily submitted by home cooks who are not pro chefs. I would imagine most use the size egg they typically buy. Every egg is not an exact size. In professionally written/tested recipes you will find on other cooking sites, they will usually specify the egg size, but I rarely find it matters and you can use whatever size you have on hand.
 
Answered by: Balevine
Jul. 20, 2013 4:48 am
Use a large egg. Other sizes really won't significantly alter your recipe
 
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