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When a recipe calls for four large eggs can I use medium eggs or instead five medium eggs. How much is the difference?

Dildred - from Carolina, Puerto Rico

It really depends on the recipe you are making, but in general you might not see a big difference substituting medium eggs for large (1 dozen large eggs is about 2-1/3 cups; 1 dozen medium eggs about 2 cups).  If the eggs are used for leavening (e.g. angel food cakes), the cake might not rise quite as high with medium eggs.  In cake batter, the texture might be a bit softer. Custards, puddings and cheesecakes might not set up as firmly with medium eggs as they would with large eggs.

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