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Egg Yolks vs Eggs

What is the difference between Egg Yolks and Eggs? Or are they just talking about the yolk and not the egg white around the yolk? I saw a recipe that wanted 4 egg yolks and and like 3 eggs something like that for the raisin cinnamon bread i'm curious on the difference.


Asked by SparklingHope at 10:32 PM on Jan. 14, 2009 in Food & Drink

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  • When it calls for egg yolks, that means just the yolk, or yellow portion of the egg. The easiest way to separate is to crack the egg into your hand and let the white slip through your fingers while holding the yolk. Egg yolks are used to thicken, and with the recipe you mention, I'm guessing they're in the custard portion of the recipe.

    When it calls for eggs, use the whole egg (well, minus the shell of course! lol), usually a large egg.

    Answer by jespeach at 2:28 AM on Jan. 15, 2009

  • yolks= just the yellow part
    eggs=the whole thing

    Answer by Chandra034 at 10:37 PM on Jan. 14, 2009