Kitchen Tip: How to Measure Partial Eggs
Have you ever wanted to make a half a recipe of something but there are an odd number of eggs in the original? Me too. Take last week for example.
I wanted to make these Chocolate Buttermilk Cupcakes to experiment with a new frosting recipe. But I did not want 30 cupcakes. The original recipe calls for 3 eggs, which might seem problematic, but it really isn’t.
5 Easy Steps to Measure a Partial Egg
1. Crack your egg into a bowl.
2. Hand whisk the egg until the yolk and white are thoroughly combined.
3. Measure the number of tablespoons (or teaspoons) from the single whisked egg. I measure out a tablespoon at a time and transfer it to another small bowl.
One large egg contains approximately 3 tablespoons, but you’ll want to measure the eggs you typically purchase for accuracy.
4. If you need a half an egg, measure out half of the total whisked amount, i.e. 1 1/2 tablespoons.
5. Add the partial amount to your recipe, then add the remaining amount of egg and proceed with the rest of the recipe. (i.e. you need 1 1/2 eggs: add the measured 1/2 egg and one whole egg)
Not only does this tip apply to when you want to cut a recipe down, but it can also help you if you want to make more – perhaps not a double batch, but maybe 1 1/2 of a batch.
For instance, say the original recipe makes 1 dozen cupcakes, but you need to bring 18 cupcakes to your child’s classroom party. Just a little bit of math and measuring and you’ll be ready to go.
Egg Recipes for your Inspiration:
- Easy Pumpkin Custards
- Glazed Blood Orange and Chocolate Chip Muffins
- How To Make Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs
- Leek and Mushroom Tarts
- Vanilla Bean Gelato
- Zucchini Potato and Bacon Frittata