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The other morning I was making a cheesecake for that evenings dessert. Following my favorite recipe I pulled out 5 lg eggs. In adding the eggs I cracked the last one open and its was double yoke.

Would you count the double yoke as 2 eggs? Should you just pull out the second yolk and toss? Or would it just depend on what you are making?

Thanks, Lisa

Dear Lisa,

It does depend on what you are making. I recently was baking cheesecakes. When you buy fresh eggs this happens a lot in the springtime and I recently have been getting a lot of double yolks. With my cheesecakes I still count it as one egg and I always have good results. I count it as one in almost all my recipes because the yolks are usually very small.

Best Regards, Fran  


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