How to Bring an Egg to Room Temperature

At first you might ask, why is it important to bring an egg to room temperature? The answer to this depends on what you will be using the eggs for. Many baking recipes ask that you bring the eggs to room temperature for 2 reasons:

  • So the yolks and whites whisk together more easily. They will disperse in the batter more evenly, therefore cooking more evenly.
  • It adds a lighter texture to the batter because the eggs trap more air than at colder temperatures.

So, to bring an egg to room temperature, either set it out on the counter for 15 minutes or submerge it (in the shell) in a bowl of lukewarm (not hot) water for 5 minutes.

If you’ve got a hankering for baking, try this caramel apple cake recipe and put your egg-heating skills to the test!