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Library essentials, part II : this and the Larousse Gastronomique, just to have in case someone picks a fight with you over what exactly an élevé au beurre is (this has happened to me, and I'm still not sure, but I think I lost).
Eggs-actly Perfect Baking - How many eggs exactly does it take to make a great cake? In a traditional 9-inch, two-layer American butter cake, four eggs seem to be the typical number found in most recipes, but other butter cake recipes call for anywhere from 2 to 6 eggs. So what number of eggs is really best?