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Four Egg Yolks - what to make?
« on: January 30, 2019, 08:10:23 am »
I made a Swiss meringue buttercream for DD's birthday cake, and now I have these yolks left over. With leftover whites, you can just eat them scrambled and throw some cheese in. But yolks aren't very nice by themselves.

I'm leaning toward a chocolate pudding (aka custard). But perhaps there are other options, to try something new?

Any suggestions?

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Re: Four Egg Yolks - what to make?
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2019, 08:54:54 am »
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I made a Swiss meringue buttercream for DD's birthday cake, and now I have these yolks left over. With leftover whites, you can just eat them scrambled and throw some cheese in. But yolks aren't very nice by themselves.

You amaze me. I find yolks delicious, and have the opposite problem: when I make anything needing egg yolks I admit I quite often often end up throwing away the whites because nobody in our house particularly likes meringues, and an egg recipe with the yolks removed just tastes like a penance.

The Spanish have lots of yolk-based recipes for sweets, because in traditional winemaking egg whites were used as a fining agent to clarify wine after fermentation; so at certain times of year the winemakers often had more spare yolks than they could eat. In many villages they would take them along to the local convent, and the nuns would go into production of their particular speciality. Here is one: https://www.thespruceeats.com/yemas-de-santa-teresa-recipe-yemas-de-avila-3082986.

Then again, there's creme brulee, lemon curd, home made mayonnaise (infinitely better than commercial), any number of sweet tart fillings....
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Re: Four Egg Yolks - what to make?
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2019, 09:37:51 am »
Ooh, lemon curd! That would be perfect, because I can water-bath it and keep it a couple of months.

We love homemade mayonnaise, just don't eat it fast enough.

Thanks for the idea! I've been wanting to try making lemon curd, but it's not top of mind.

I think they made the yemas or something very like it on GBBO, didn't they? I remember it had something to do with nuns and leftover egg yolk. But -- and I may be completely mixed up -- I think that situation was because they used the egg white for starching linens?


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Re: Four Egg Yolks - what to make?
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2019, 10:00:26 am »
You amaze me. I find yolks delicious, and have the opposite problem: when I make anything needing egg yolks I admit I quite often often end up throwing away the whites because nobody in our house particularly likes meringues, and an egg recipe with the yolks removed just tastes like a penance.
You and I think alike. I would just throw in an extra whole egg and scramble the lot for breakfast. I end up with leftover egg whites when I make ice cream, and I save them thinking I'll make an angel food cake, but a month later, they go down the drain. I don't like meringues either. Tastes like a sugary pillow to me.

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Re: Four Egg Yolks - what to make?
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2019, 12:11:11 pm »
I'd make creme brulee (which is essentially a custard with caramelized sugar on top).

Or whip it into an omlette with a few extra eggs.

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Re: Four Egg Yolks - what to make?
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2019, 12:28:12 pm »
Have you ever thought about salt cured egg yolks. Loads of recipes and suggestions for use of the finished products can be found online. Once finished they have a texture of a hard cheese and can be easily grated and are delicious on hot pasta dishes, like carbonara or just hot buttered noodles,.adding that bit of extra something!
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Re: Four Egg Yolks - what to make?
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2019, 01:13:55 pm »
Have you ever thought about salt cured egg yolks. Loads of recipes and suggestions for use of the finished products can be found online. Once finished they have a texture of a hard cheese and can be easily grated and are delicious on hot pasta dishes, like carbonara or just hot buttered noodles,.adding that bit of extra something!

I have never heard of such a thing. Down the rabbit hole I go!
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Re: Four Egg Yolks - what to make?
« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2019, 07:24:05 pm »
Do you like pound cake or sponge cake? Both are made with just the yolks of eggs.