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AnnL's picture

Egg Yolk Question (post #63330)

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I'm planning on doing some baking this weekend.  Last week, we got 2 flats of eggs from the local organic egg farm.  They were big eggs, larger than they normally have and it turns out they're all double yolk.  In most things this doesn't matter, but what about baking?  I want to make the ricotta-orange tart this weekend and that calls for 3 yolks.  Do you guys think I should count the twin yolks as 1 or 2 yolks?  I think each yolk is probably smaller than 1 regular large yolk.  Does anyone know the volume of yolks--maybe I can separate the yolks, mix them up then measure them, but I don't know what volume 3 large yolks would be???


I hope some of you bakers are around today.


AnnL
Transitions Farm
Gardening, cooking, and riding Central Mass.

Ann
"The elders were wise.  They knew that man's heart, away from nature, becomes hard; they knew that lack of respect for growing, living things, soon led to lack of respect for humans, too."  Chief Luther Standing Bear, Lakota Sioux

ashleyd's picture

(post #63330, reply #1 of 3)

A large egg should weigh a minimum of 2 ounces and normally the yolk would be 30% of that so a yolk should weigh 0.6 ounce or around 18 grams. So three large yolks would be just less than 2 ounces or around 55 grams.


Edit to add: if you want the volume thing you'll have to wait for another baker!



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Edited 11/26/2004 8:52 am ET by ashleyd

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AnnL's picture

(post #63330, reply #2 of 3)

Super!  I have a scale so the weight works.  Thanks!  :-)


 


AnnL
Transitions Farm
Gardening, cooking, and riding Central Mass.

Ann
"The elders were wise.  They knew that man's heart, away from nature, becomes hard; they knew that lack of respect for growing, living things, soon led to lack of respect for humans, too."  Chief Luther Standing Bear, Lakota Sioux

Dinosaur's picture

(post #63330, reply #3 of 3)

250ml of liquid egg product is equivalent to 5 whole eggs. Figuring your double yolks at about 30-35% of the total egg volume, that gives you roughly 75-85 ml per 5 'yolks', or 15-18ml per yolk.


Unless you're counting on those yolks to do some heavy lifting, I wouldn't worry too much about it, though. I'd guesstimate each double-yolk at approximately 1.25 standard large or X-large egg yolks and let it go at that.


When I do waffles using pee-wee's, for instance, I add one extra egg per two called for and even though the ratio is altered a bit, they still rise quite nicely. It's rarely critical down to the mililiter or gram.


Dinosaur


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