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Need help making Shuna's butterscotch pot de creme!

What does she mean by 3.25 large egg yolks?

asked by cheese1227 over 5 years ago
4 answers 958 views
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boulangere

Cynthia is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

added over 5 years ago

I'm guessing this: separate the extra yolk into its own small bowl; whisk it up; pour 1/4 of it into the other yolks. Or if you're REALLY OCD, the average yolk from a large egg weighs 1 ounce. Whisk it up, set a small bowl on a scale, tare it, and pour EXACTLY .25 of an ounce. But I'm guessing that close enough is close enough.

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boulangere

Cynthia is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

added over 5 years ago

P.S. Add the remaining yolk to dog or the cat's food.

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added over 5 years ago

She's likely just dividing a large recipe to a managable size for home. Do what boulangerie says.

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Greenstuff

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added over 5 years ago

I was quite sure that just using 3 eggs would be fine. Unless I had the willing dog, there's no way I'd go for a quarter of an egg yolk. I just checked and see that Shuna agrees. Here's the updated recipe: http://www.food52.com/recipes...