Ever in a situation where your recipe calls for half an egg and you don't know what to do? This may seem quite basic, but I know you've all been in the situation where you need to split a recipe in half, and therefore split an egg. Well, I'm here to help! It is quite easy to do by following a few simple steps. Let's learn how to measure half an egg for baking.
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Why I love this method!
This method of how to half an egg is so incredibly easy! I love this method and I think you will too because:
- You only dirty 2 dishes, a bowl and a measuring spoon.
- It takes less than 2 minutes!
- This method allows you to easily half recipes!
What you will need
- Large Egg - Half an egg equals 2 tablespoons.
- Whisk or fork - Either one will work just fine.
- Bowl - A medium bowl or any bowl that will be easy to beat the egg in will work just fine.
- Tablespoon - If you don't have a tablespoon, then 6 teaspoons will be the equivalent to 2 tablespoons.
How to half an egg
The steps are so simple, its just like making scrambled eggs!
Step 1: Beat the egg until all its components are well combined.
Step 2: Measure out 2 tablespoons or 6 teaspoons. This will equal half an egg for baking.
Step 3 (optional): Save the remaining egg for another recipe or to make scrambled eggs.
To do this you need to use one whole egg plus a halved egg. So, follow my instructions on how to half an egg. Add the halved egg to another whole one and now you have half of three eggs
A large egg makes up roughly one tablespoon.
If you are short an egg, you can use an egg replacer such as ground flax or applesauce. Depending on the recipe, the results may vary.
Halving an egg for baking is almost fool proof. Here are some tips to make sure you do it right every time!
- Whisk thoroughly! Making sure all the parts of the egg, the yellow, white, and membrane are homogenous is so important, otherwise the egg may not measure properly.
- Measure the beaten egg in a deep enough bowl to avoiding difficulty when scooping the half egg into the measuring spoon.
Recipes with eggs you may love
Here are some recipes with egg that I think you’ll love. If you choose to half any of them, you may need to use this egg halving method!
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How to Measure Half an Egg
- 1 large egg
- Beat egg in a medium bowl until well combined.
- Measure out 2 tablespoons of the beaten egg. That is your half an egg! Save the remaining 2 tablespoons of the whisked egg for another recipe or scramble for dinner!
- 2 tablespoons will equal half an egg
- 6 teaspoons will equal half an egg
- Whisking the egg well enough is very important to getting the final measurement correct.