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Number of eggs in cheesecake question

javaandjazz Dec 23, 2008 08:00 AM

Making a cheesecake now that calls for 4 extra large eggs. Should I put in 5 large eggs or will 4 large eggs be fine? All I have here is large eggs. Thanks, Rich

  1. todao Dec 23, 2008 10:59 AM

    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/581851

    1. c
      cheesecake17 Dec 23, 2008 09:48 AM

      Last time I had this issue while baking a cheesecake, I just used 4 eggs and an extra white. My recipe calls for whipping the egg whites separately and then folding that into the yolk/sugar/cream cheese. It came out great.

      1. j
        jlafler Dec 23, 2008 08:21 AM

        I think you should just use 4 eggs. I don't think the difference in size between large and extra large is as large as 1/4, which is what it would need to be to justify another whole egg. You might add an extra egg white.

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        1. re: jlafler
          javaandjazz Dec 23, 2008 08:24 AM

          Thank you!

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