Kitchen Tip: How to Measure Partial Eggs

One of my favorite kitchen tips is how to measure partial eggs because it comes in handy when you’re making adjustments to recipes.

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.

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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.

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How to Measure Partial Eggs

How to Measure Partial Eggs

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
One of my favorite kitchen tips is how to measure partial eggs because it comes in handy when you're making adjustments to recipes.

Ingredients

  • Eggs

Instructions

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)

Notes

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.


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