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?

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BubbaQ
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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Steven Lederman
Steven Lederman 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.

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innoabrd
innoabrd February 21, 2011

I wouldn't agonize. Pick your two smallest eggs and go with that!

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susan g
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.

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Soozll
Soozll February 21, 2011

I just use the egg yolk when I need half an egg.

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rebeccatheduck
rebeccatheduck February 22, 2011

Most recipes assume that your egg weighs about 50g. Just beat the egg and take 25g.

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