or Connect
ChefTalk.com › ChefTalk Cooking Forums › Cooking Discussions › Pastries & Baking › How do you split ! Egg?????
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

How do you split ! Egg?????

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 
When your cutting a recipe in half
how do you split 1 egg???????????
post #2 of 10
I whisk it up and eyeball it in half.
post #3 of 10
me too. Or sometimes i just use the yolk, depending on the recipe (yeah, i know it;s different, but whites make cakes, breads, etc dry, and yolks make them moist).
"Siduri said, 'Gilgamesh, where are you roaming? You will never find the eternal life that you seek...Savour your food, make each of your days a delight, ... let music and dancing fill your house, love the child who holds you by the hand and give your wife pleasure in your embrace.'"
Reply
"Siduri said, 'Gilgamesh, where are you roaming? You will never find the eternal life that you seek...Savour your food, make each of your days a delight, ... let music and dancing fill your house, love the child who holds you by the hand and give your wife pleasure in your embrace.'"
Reply
post #4 of 10
It depends on what you're baking. But most recipes aren't nearly as critical to amount as you think they are. If they were, the difference between a medium egg and an XL would destroy baking for everyone. But it doesn't.

My general advice is not to take too many measurements too seriously -- a rookie mistake. Everything, even in baking, is approximate. Recipes are created with pinches, handfuls and scoopfuls -- then precise equivalents are guessed. Weights are converted to approximate volumes, and vice versa; metric to avoirdupois, and so on. (Side note: avoirdupois is a "weight of peas.")

Me? I'd just use the whole egg and the heck with it. That said, both methods offered (take the half you want, or beat it and eyeball it) seem good to me. Sid and Iz are both better bakers than I'll ever be.

BDL
post #5 of 10
I get this question all the time from students. best to whisk and use half by weight.
bake first, ask questions later.
Oooh food, my favorite!


Professor Pastry Artswww.collin.edu
Reply
bake first, ask questions later.
Oooh food, my favorite!


Professor Pastry Artswww.collin.edu
Reply
post #6 of 10
Thread Starter 
hmmmmmmm
I like that one !
THANKS!
post #7 of 10
Question to the chef:
where on earth are your students getting recipes for fractional eggs? If I saw a mass market cookbook calling for, say 2 1/2 eggs, I would relegate that book to the kindling pile.
Are they coming from professional recipes calling for an odd # of eggs, or what?
post #8 of 10

Hmmm

Well Jerry, when a recipe calls for 5 eggs and the user wants to divide it by half, they question how to halve the egg.

I would like to see all recipes measure by weight for eggs. Most formulas do this, recipes do not.
bake first, ask questions later.
Oooh food, my favorite!


Professor Pastry Artswww.collin.edu
Reply
bake first, ask questions later.
Oooh food, my favorite!


Professor Pastry Artswww.collin.edu
Reply
post #9 of 10
I never obsess over my measurments and things always turn out fine. In your situation, I always just use the smallest egg I can find and use that. It always works alright for me.
*Food*

I am the Mad Baker Woman
Reply
*Food*

I am the Mad Baker Woman
Reply
post #10 of 10
That's what I do. A large egg should be 50g without the shell.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Pastries & Baking
ChefTalk.com › ChefTalk Cooking Forums › Cooking Discussions › Pastries & Baking › How do you split ! Egg?????