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Lemon Meringue Cake Egg Size

Asked by rachelprobertson. Answered on 24th July 2013

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Please could you tell me whether Nigella's Lemon Meringue Cake recipe uses medium or large eggs? Thank you

Our answer

All of Nigella's recipes use UK large eggs, unless specified otherwise. We note that in the printed copy of Feast no egg size is given in the Lemon Meringue Cake recipe (on p170) and we apologize for this. However this recipe is available on NIgella's website and the egg size is clarfied as large.

Please also note that egg sizes vary between countries. The UK and the countries in the European Union have the same sizing definitions. However in the US and Canada the sizing is different and in these countries an extra large egg is the equivalent of a UK large egg. Australia also size their eggs differently and we would tend to err on the side of using a Jumbo size egg, or extra large if yiou cannot get jumbo size.

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