All These Leftover Egg Yolks....

Decorating By amberkw Updated 8 Nov 2009 , 10:55pm by 7yyrt

amberkw Posted 5 Nov 2009 , 9:33pm
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So goes the old saying,"Waste not, want not." What to do w/ all my egg yolks leftover from using egg whites for my cakes? Add a few whole eggs and scramble them up for breakfast? No, really. Any baking ideas?

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Mike1394 Posted 5 Nov 2009 , 9:34pm
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All sorts of custards. To save put them in ice cube trays, and freeze, then bag them up.


sugarMomma Posted 5 Nov 2009 , 9:43pm
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creme brulee....yum

dstbni Posted 5 Nov 2009 , 9:45pm
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The Wilton website has an awesome pecan praline filling recipe that uses 8 egg yolks.

KHalstead Posted 5 Nov 2009 , 9:46pm
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You know I used to save them all the time (I make a LOT of white cakes) and freeze the yolks to make creme brulee or bavarian cream or something, but I never needed that much bavarian cream or creme brulee and they wound up freezer i"ve just resorted to using meringue powder in the place of the egg whites in my cakes and there is no difference in taste or texture and now I don't have to keep a million eggs around either since 2/3 of my cakes are white, for all other flavors, choc., yellow, red velvet, carrot,, etc. I use whole eggs...the meringue powder winds up costing about the same as eggs but I can keep a ton on hand and don't have to freak out if I run out of eggs halfway through mixing a cake!

Ruth0209 Posted 5 Nov 2009 , 9:52pm
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As much as it hurts my heart, I throw them down the drain. I tried freezing them, but I think it changes the stucture of them because they were yucky when I thawed them. At least eggs are cheap...

MrsNancyB1 Posted 5 Nov 2009 , 9:57pm
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Originally Posted by Ruth0209

As much as it hurts my heart, I throw them down the drain. I tried freezing them, but I think it changes the stucture of them because they were yucky when I thawed them. At least eggs are cheap...

Totally OT, but Ruth I LOVE your siggy line. Because it is SO true, and hits close to home with me right now. thumbs_up.gif

tenleysmommy Posted 5 Nov 2009 , 10:01pm
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I make creme brulee,my family and neighbors love ME!

Rylan Posted 5 Nov 2009 , 10:13pm
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Oh yes, creme brulee. I'm actually eating one right now.

-Tubbs Posted 5 Nov 2009 , 10:17pm
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Yummy custards etc, but why not just buy the cartons of egg whites? I use them for SMBC and they work really well.

anamado Posted 5 Nov 2009 , 11:11pm
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For me it's the opposite icon_biggrin.gif
I freeze Egg whites!
Here in Portugal there are lots of ancient recipes that use only yolks, and people don't know what to do with the whites.
I don't really make then, what I do is icecreams! Homemade icecreams use only yolks.
My kids love them and I rather make them than buying them.

I'm going to translate to you one of this ancient recipes (centuries)

* 500 grs of granulated sugar (about 2 cups + 2 T)
* 3 dl water (about 10 US fluid ounces)
* 24 yolks
* 0,5 dl Brandy (about 17 US fluid ounces)
* 1 teaspoon of Cinnamon (optional)
* butter for the pan

Put in a pan the sugar with the water and boil for 3 minutes.
Let it cool completely and ad, mixing very well the 24 yolks (beat them slightly and pour them through a colander to the syrup).
Then ad the brandy and cinnamon.
Put it on a pan well greased with butter. Take it to the oven on a tray with water (bath) for an hour + - (check it)
Once it's cool put it on a plate and serve it cold (refrigerator)

Another more modern one icon_smile.gif


1 cup of sugar
1 cup yolks
pinch of salt
1 T butter
1t cornstarch
1/4 cup of Port wine (or brandy or something alike)
orange zest (1)

Mix it without beating. Cover a pan with caramel (burned sugar) and pour it inside. Cook it in a water bath, covered and inside a big pan covered too (as steam cooked).

I hope you understand my English icon_lol.gif

TitiaM Posted 5 Nov 2009 , 11:23pm
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French Buttercream! Its yummy! icon_biggrin.gif (basically IMBC made with yolks instead of whites) Works great for fillings, ok for icing, its softer and slightly yellow in color.

ramie7224 Posted 5 Nov 2009 , 11:24pm
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I always just use cartons of pasturized egg whites. Costs about the same as eggs, and saves you the trouble of figuring out what to do with the yolks. I use the same in my IMBC.

icer101 Posted 5 Nov 2009 , 11:27pm
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i make the chocolate french buttercream with the egg yolks.. dede wilson has a recipe in her first book.. she doesn,t call it french.. but i have one from our newspaper.. similiar. and it is called chocolate french buttercream. again .. made like imbc.. but uses the yolks..

cakewhiz Posted 6 Nov 2009 , 6:35am
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I have been creating cakes for 33 years now and I have made thousands of white cakes. Never have I ever thrown away an egg yolk because I use the whole egg in my white cakes. The cakes turn out white in color and I swear they are more moist because I do use the yolks.

P.S. please do not send me your left over yolks!

JanH Posted 6 Nov 2009 , 6:56am
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krissycupcakes Posted 6 Nov 2009 , 8:05am
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annamado your english is great it sounds like a flan to me but i could be wronge at first look but thanks for the idea

poohsmomma Posted 6 Nov 2009 , 1:09pm
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I have a great recipe for a Kentucky Stack Pie that uses 10 egg yolks. I would be glad to send the recipe.

CakesByLJ Posted 6 Nov 2009 , 1:35pm
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Egg yolks? Easy choice... Lemon or Lime curd; makes a great filling for that white cake icon_biggrin.gif

anamado Posted 6 Nov 2009 , 2:07pm
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Originally Posted by krissycupcakes

annamado your english is great it sounds like a flan to me but i could be wronge at first look but thanks for the idea

Yes it's similar but much more dense. Well, at least by what we call flan here. Names change in every country. Same names for different or similar things icon_biggrin.gif In Portugal, flan is milk sugar and eggs.

casmom Posted 6 Nov 2009 , 2:12pm
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Where I used to live, we have a traditional cake that's made from at least 10 eggs yolk per layer. And each cake consists of 3 layers, so that's 30 egg yolks total for an approx. 9x9x2 in. pan. I haven't made them yet but I've heard from friends that you really have to use a LOT of egg yolks. Some recipes even use 15 yolks. Wow!! Talk about calories. Here's a picture (not mine, just found it online) and I'll try to find the recipe and post it later.

It's my first time attaching a picture, so I don't know if it works or not.

amberkw Posted 6 Nov 2009 , 8:28pm
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Any recipes would be great! No cakes this weekend- So far! Maybe I will try some creme brulee. WAIT don't you need a torch for that? Where do you get those anyhow. I am putting one on my list to Santa. So maybe it will be a custard.

sadsmile Posted 6 Nov 2009 , 8:53pm
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I make sauce for dinner. These two are great and super easy and go with veggies or meat of practically any kind. Very creamy and naughty.

And here is what came up when I just typed in egg yolk.

7yyrt Posted 8 Nov 2009 , 5:32am
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To freeze egg yolks just scramble them with a little salt or sugar first. Freeze in freezer bags in recipe amounts.

amberkw Posted 8 Nov 2009 , 9:04pm
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What does adding salt or sugar do?

7yyrt Posted 8 Nov 2009 , 10:55pm
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I think it breaks up the yolks so they don't crystallize into large pieces.
When you stir either in, it gets sort of 'grainy' feeling.

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