- Eggs make yeast breads finer and richer, help provide color, volume and also bind the ingredients together.
- Occasionally only the egg yolk is added to doughs for more tenderness.
- Eggs can be used as part of the liquid in your recipe.
Usage Tips for Eggs
- Do not heat the eggs with the other liquids as they may begin to cook.
- The eggs, however, need to be at room temperature before use. Take them out of the refrigerator one or two hours before baking, or place the uncracked eggs in a small bowl of warm water for a few minutes.
- The standard measurement for an egg is 1/4 cup. A large egg will equal this amount. If the egg is less than 1/4 cup, adjust another liquid amount to compensate.
Storage Tips for Eggs
- Always store eggs in refrigerator.
- To save leftover egg white or egg yolk, mix with 1 Tbsp of water and put in an ice cube tray. Freeze and then store in a plastic bag. It will come in handy when a recipe calls for an egg yolk or egg white wash. Simply thaw one cube in a small dish.