Sunday, November 28, 2010

How many eggs should I use

Once again I am baking and as I was getting ready to put the eggs in I realized how huge my extra large eggs looked and thought to myself should I be using the recommended amount for eggs when using extra large eggs. So for the one recipe I scaled back by one egg and I am going to do that with the next recipe I am using. I am doing the infamous Neiman Marcus cookie (hoax recipe - however truly makes amazing cookies) and it calls for 4 eggs. It does not say the size but I always buy extra large.
I decided I would search online to see if there exist an egg conversion out there for different egg sizes and this is what I found which I thought would be useful to all you other bakers out there.
Many recipes requiring eggs specify the use of large eggs, so if the eggs you have available are smaller or larger, it is beneficial to know the size equivalents. Use the following guidelines to achieve a quantity that should work well for most recipes. * 5 medium eggs = 4 large eggs = 4 extra large eggs * 6 medium eggs = 5 large eggs = 4 extra large eggs * 7 medium eggs = 6 large eggs = 5 extra large eggs For a more precise measure: * 1 medium egg = 3 tablespoons * 1 large egg = 3¼ tablespoons
* 1 extra large egg = 4 tablespoons Therefore: * 13 medium eggs yields exactly the same quantity (39 tablespoons) as 12 large eggs.

Here is where I found the information

http://askville.amazon.com/larger-extra-large-egg/AnswerViewer.do?requestId=370662

How many eggs should I use

Once again I am baking and as I was getting ready to put the eggs in I realized how huge my extra large eggs looked and thought to myself should I be using the recommended amount for eggs when using extra large eggs. So for the one recipe I scaled back by one egg and I am going to do that with the next recipe I am using. I am doing the infamous Neiman Marcus cookie (hoax recipe - however truly makes amazing cookies) and it calls for 4 eggs. It does not say the size but I always buy extra large.
I decided I would search online to see if there exist an egg conversion out there for different egg sizes and this is what I found which I thought would be useful to all you other bakers out there.


Many recipes requiring eggs specify the use of large eggs, so if the eggs you have available are smaller or larger, it is beneficial to know the size equivalents. Use the following guidelines to achieve a quantity that should work well for most recipes.

* 5 medium eggs = 4 large eggs = 4 extra large eggs
* 6 medium eggs = 5 large eggs = 4 extra large eggs
* 7 medium eggs = 6 large eggs = 5 extra large eggs

For a more precise measure:

* 1 medium egg = 3 tablespoons
* 1 large egg = 3¼ tablespoons

Therefore:

* 13 medium eggs yields exactly the same quantity (39 tablespoons) as 12 large eggs.

Here is where I found the information

Friday, November 26, 2010

Family Worship

For family worship we try to find ways to make learning about the Bible fun so I found this wonderful game a sister had put together. Its set up kinda like scattergories. On the left hand side of the page you have a number of different words written down the side such as man, woman, event, Bible writer, prophet etc. and then you have a sheet of letters of the alphabet that you cut out and put into a bag. You draw out a letter and try to write down the words starting with that letter.

For example if we drew out the name A

Man: Absolam
Woman: Abigael
Event: Armageddon
place: Assyria

We had a blast doing this. Time flew by and before we knew it we had been playing for almost 2 hours. We could have kept going it was so much fun and the kids were getting to know different Bible characters and places etc. Books can be used to help in this area such as the Bible story books or the Insight books and of course your Bible. I know the more we play this the better the kids are going to get at remembering different events and characters in the Bible. It was very enjoyable. Just thought I would share that.




Monday, November 1, 2010