8 Reasons to Love Eggs

These versatile ingredients serve all sorts of purposes in all kinds of recipes.

Eggs can leaven.
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1. Eggs can leaven.

Fact: Tiny bubbles in whipped egg whites expand with heat, providing lightness in recipes for soufflés, meringues, and angel food cakes.

Try it: A hint of red-pepper spice makes these Mexican Chocolate Soufflés unique, but their chocolaty richness and puffy, light texture are pure classic.

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