AgentCakeBaker Posted 12 Apr 2005 , 9:00pm
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I've never used a recipe that calls for just egg whites b/c I can't stand the thought of wasting the egg yolks.

Does anyone restore the egg yolks in the refrigerater once you have used the egg whites? I was thinking of searching for a recipe that calls for egg yolks only. That way they won't go to waste.

What do you think?

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peacockplace Posted 12 Apr 2005 , 9:01pm
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I don't have any ecipes, but I'd love some. i agree with you. i hate wasting stuff!

greencargirl Posted 13 Apr 2005 , 12:02am
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i don't like the yolks anyways so it's not hard for me to see them land in the garbage... the only way i'll eat them is in deviled eggs... yumm...

CIndymm4 Posted 13 Apr 2005 , 12:32am
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I use them for cream pies, like chocolate or coconut cream....my husband doesn't like meringue anyway, so when I use egg white for something else I use the yolks and make a cream pie....I'm sure there are probably other uses.....my Melt In Your Mouth Sugar Cookies call for just egg yolks too so sometimes I make those...all these recipes can be found in the New Better Homes and Garden Cookbook, the 75th Anniversary Edition.

MrsMissey Posted 13 Apr 2005 , 12:38am
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The filling used to make German Chocolate Cakes call for just the yolks!!

AgentCakeBaker Posted 13 Apr 2005 , 1:32am
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Cindy
Do you mind sharing your sugar cookie recipe?

p106_peppy Posted 13 Apr 2005 , 1:48am
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mostly custard or yellow cakes, just if there's only one or two, I just add it along with the whole eggs in any recipe

Lisa Posted 13 Apr 2005 , 1:56am
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You could make tiramisu. Or you could add the extra yolks to meatloaf and meatballs.

ilithiya Posted 13 Apr 2005 , 2:19am
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There's a reason why a lot of sponge cakes have cream fillings. icon_lol.gif

Pastry creams and custards are great for using leftover yolks. I wouldn't freeze them, though. I think you can make a cheesecake with just the yolks, too.

Alternately, you can do a ingredient search on allrecipes.com for stuff to use them in. http://search.allrecipes.com/recipe/ingadv.asp

Hope this helps!

Illy

cupcakequeen Posted 13 Apr 2005 , 2:46am

Great suggestions guys! And good question AgentCB. Egg yolks are all cholestoral so I don't use them. When I make the meringue BC I just chuck them...but pasty cream sounds like a yummy idea! I'll have to do a recipe search!

GHOST_USER_NAME Posted 13 Apr 2005 , 4:00am

Cheesecake!!!! That's what I do...

But mostly I buy the real egg white product that you purchase in the cardboard container (like the milk cartons from days gone by). 1/4 cup per egg called for in the recipe.

msmeg Posted 13 Apr 2005 , 1:01pm

snicker doodles but you can only make so many cookies sometimes I cook them and give them to the dog they are supposed to be good for the dogs coat

AgentCakeBaker Posted 13 Apr 2005 , 1:15pm

Thanks everyone for all the advice and help. Now I know what I will do with them.

You guys are wonderful!

llj68 Posted 13 Apr 2005 , 6:22pm

OR--on a different vein--you could always use them for hair conditioner or a facial! It's really wonderful for your hair and skin. LOL!

I have actually tried it a while back and it really felt great.

Lisa

p106_peppy Posted 13 Apr 2005 , 6:24pm
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Originally Posted by cupcakequeen

Great suggestions guys! And good question AgentCB. Egg yolks are all cholestoral so I don't use them. When I make the meringue BC I just chuck them...but pasty cream sounds like a yummy idea! I'll have to do a recipe search!




We're talking cakes here, swet, high crab, and covered in a mixture of fat and sugar. And you're concerned about egg yolks? The yolk is where all teh nutrients are.

Godiva Posted 13 Apr 2005 , 6:36pm

You can make a lemon or any citrus curd with it...
I use 4 egg whites for something, and use the 4 yolk for Rose Levy's Lemon Curd recipe.

tcturtleshell Posted 14 Apr 2005 , 5:09am

In this Cake Central forum we can talk about anything! Even if it is NOT about cakes~ That's what makes us all "one big family".

Peppygirl why not join in & stop making posts that are so negative & attacking to us!

SquirrellyCakes Posted 14 Apr 2005 , 5:56am

The iron is in the egg yolks that is true, but so is the fat. Sometimes I buy the Omega-3 eggs when I am going to be eating them and not just baking with them. I am on a diet so I take one whole egg and mix it with two egg whites and pitch the yolks down the kitchen sink. Better the sink gets clogged than my hubby's arteries. But mainly I am doing it to cut back on the fat and calories for me. I feel guilty every time I do it, that is true, but I don't want anything homemade around that will tempt me. I am still baking, but only for company mixed with hubby around.
Normally when I have the yolks, I would use them.
But right about now, I don't like it when "the yolks on me"! Sorry couldn't resist!
Used to buy a hair conditioner with egg yolks in it. Hhmn, with my luck now, it would just give me a fat head!
Hugs Squirrelly

p106_peppy Posted 14 Apr 2005 , 6:50am
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Originally Posted by tcturtleshell

In this Cake Central forum we can talk about anything! Even if it is NOT about cakes~ That's what makes us all "one big family".

Peppygirl why not join in & stop making posts that are so negative & attacking to us!




I'm not attacking you, I'm just stating my opinion, and it happens to be different than yours.

tcturtleshell Posted 14 Apr 2005 , 7:04am

hmmmmmmmmmm yep... it is different then mine... if it isn't nice why even bother

llj68 Posted 14 Apr 2005 , 11:27am
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Originally Posted by SquirrellyCakes

Used to buy a hair conditioner with egg yolks in it. Hhmn, with my luck now, it would just give me a fat head!
Hugs Squirrelly




LOL!! Not a fat head--just really soft and shiney hair! I usually end up cooking some of the yolks for the dogs--it makes their coats shiney and helps with the shedding.

Lisa

SquirrellyCakes Posted 14 Apr 2005 , 5:37pm

Haha Lisa, well I could use the help to stop shedding, but I am a bit concerned about stopping at every fire hydrant on the street, hhmn!
Hugs Squirrelly

m0use Posted 14 Apr 2005 , 5:50pm
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Originally Posted by SquirrellyCakes

Haha Lisa, well I could use the help to stop shedding, but I am a bit concerned about stopping at every fire hydrant on the street, hhmn!
Hugs Squirrelly



LOL icon_lol.gif

llj68 Posted 14 Apr 2005 , 7:47pm
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Originally Posted by SquirrellyCakes

Haha Lisa, well I could use the help to stop shedding, but I am a bit concerned about stopping at every fire hydrant on the street, hhmn!
Hugs Squirrelly




LOL!! Ok wait--that came out wrong! I meant that if you use them as a conditioner on YOUR hair--you know--slop it on your wet head and wait a couple of minutes--rinse--then YOU would get soft, shiney hair.

Now--about the dogs--they eat them.

I SO wish that using them as a conditioner would stop ME from shedding. I swear, I'm losing so much hair these days it's scary. My dh is going to have a bald wife if this doesn't stop.

Now.....about those fire hydrants......LOLOLOLOL!!

Lisa

SquirrellyCakes Posted 14 Apr 2005 , 7:59pm

Heehee, thought you were giving them an "egg wash" there, haha! Talk about carrying the baking too far!
Hugs Squirrelly

llj68 Posted 14 Apr 2005 , 8:07pm
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Originally Posted by SquirrellyCakes

Heehee, thought you were giving them an "egg wash" there, haha! Talk about carrying the baking too far!
Hugs Squirrelly




Hmmm-maybe I should try it! It's spring and the dogs are just exploding. I see a close shave coming in their very, very near future. I'm sure an "egg wash" would be much more pleasant for them than a trip to the groomer--or worse yet--me attempting the "field cut" (that's the technical term for shaving a dog!)

Lisa

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