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When baking, is it best to let eggs come to room temperature before adding then into the mix?

asked by KellyH702 almost 2 years ago
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added almost 2 years ago

Not only eggs but most ingredients at room temperature will help all the ingredients incorporate better

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added almost 2 years ago

And, you can place them in a bowl of warm water to speed it along.

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added almost 2 years ago

Absolutely. When making a recipe that involves creaming butter and sugar, the room temperature eggs will emulsify with the fat creating a better crumb. Eggs also foam (whip to full volume) better when room temperature. This includes whites. Whites always whip to better volume with room temperature, warm and are older.