I have some bread that has egg in it. Safe to leave the bread at room temp after baking? Im asking because I wouldn't leave scrambled eggs at room temp but is bread ok?

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    Scrambled eggs are muuch different from using eggs in bread dough. Unless you're talking about having egg slices in a sandwich. Can you clarify?
    – Luciano
    Jan 20, 2020 at 12:49
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    @Luciano The OP was explaining why leaving bread made with eggs at room temperature seemed like a bad idea.
    – Sneftel
    Jan 20, 2020 at 16:54
  • @Sneftel I figured so, but didn't want to assume anything.
    – Luciano
    Jan 21, 2020 at 9:31
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    Would you leave a cake out? - Yes. Cakes are made with eggs
    – Gamora
    Jan 21, 2020 at 10:54

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Food safety categorizes each food on its own. You cannot take the categories of the ingredients that went in ("flour is shelf stable, eggs need refrigeration...") and decide on the shelf stability of the product based on the ingredients. For detailed information on the basics of how food safety works, read our tag wiki on food safety, https://cooking.stackexchange.com/tags/food-safety/info.

Breads can be stored on the counter, no matter what they were made with.

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