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temper an egg

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a recipe by
Belinda Hughes
Cottage Grove, OR

I didn't know what this meant, but after reading it it makes sense. This is something needed in the Baked Macaroni and Cheese recipe. This recipe came from my daughter and son-in-law.

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method Stove Top

Ingredients For temper an egg

  • 1
    egg or whatever the recipe calls for

How To Make temper an egg

  • 1
    Crack the egg into a small bowl. Beat it with a fork or small whisk until it is lightly beaten.
  • 2
    Measure 1 tablespoon of the heated liquid and pour it gradually into the egg, whisking or beating it constantly to incorporate the liquid into the egg.
  • 3
    Repeat this process, adding tablespoons of the hot liquid gradually until the temperature of the egg mixture is equivalent to the temperature of the hot liquid.
  • 4
    Pour the egg mixture slowly into the hot liquid, stirring to incorporate it.