How to measure half an egg for a recipe

I'm making half of cake recipe, the full version of which calls for 3 eggs. What is the correct way to measure half an egg?

Steven Lederman


rebeccatheduck February 22, 2011
Most recipes assume that your egg weighs about 50g. Just beat the egg and take 25g.
Soozll February 21, 2011
I just use the egg yolk when I need half an egg.
susan G. February 21, 2011
I'd follow innoabrd, but in this way: Combine the liquid volume of egg + milk (or whatever's in the recipe), put the eggs in a measuring cup and add the other liquid ingredient to come up to 1/2 the total.
innoabrd February 21, 2011
I wouldn't agonize. Pick your two smallest eggs and go with that!
Steven L. February 21, 2011
Thanks so much, BuubaQ. I'm halving the recipe to make cupcakes for my niece's birthday. She'll be very happy.
BubbaQ February 21, 2011
A large egg is approximately 3 tablespoons: 2 tablespoons of egg whites, and 1 tablespoon of yolk. I would beat the egg in a small bowl, then measure out 1 1/2 tablespoons (1 tablespoon + 1 1/2 teaspoons). Or, you could weigh the beaten egg on a kitchen scale (zeroing out the weight of the bowl, of course!) and just use half of it by weight.
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