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L.A. Times Test Kitchen tips: Warm eggs before baking

April 22, 2011 |  6:00 am

WarmeggsQuick baking trick: To give your eggs more volume when baking, bring them to room temperature before adding them to a recipe. The eggs will beat more quickly and easily in a batter, and taking the chill off whites before whipping will give you a loftier meringue.

To warm eggs: Set the eggs out on the counter to temper, or place them in a bowl covered with very warm water until the eggs lose their chill. If the eggs are already cracked, place them in a bowl over a larger bowl of hot water, stirring until warmed through.

If you have any kitchen tips or questions you'd like me to explore, leave a comment below or shoot me an e-mail at noelle.carter@latimes.com.

-- Noelle Carter

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