Freezing Egg Yolks

Baking By n_jean Updated 27 Jun 2011 , 3:47am by scp1127

n_jean Posted 26 Jun 2011 , 5:27pm
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Does Freezing egg yolks change the way it cooks? I hate throwing all of them away with all the cake recipies I have but when making the lemon curd and things like that I would like to use the yolks.

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kakeladi Posted 26 Jun 2011 , 5:48pm
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Yes! It's almost like you hard cooked them. Feed them to the dog; the birds; make cookies (12 yolk cookies etc) or throw them out.
Better yet, use them in your cakes. See my *original WASC recipe* icon_smile.gif

mena2002 Posted 26 Jun 2011 , 6:21pm
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You can freeze egg yolks, if you have alot of egg yolks left then premeasure the yolks for future use so you don't have to thaw more then you are using.

You have to add 10% sugar to the yolks before freezing to prevent them from turning gelatinous /lumpy. And when you are going to use the yolks remember to minus the 10% sugar that you have already added to the yolks.

Or you can add 1/2 tsp salt per 1 cup of yolks (if you intend to use for savory item).

Label the container with date and whether it's for sweet or savory and it can keep for several months.

scp1127 Posted 27 Jun 2011 , 3:47am
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Alternate between FBC and IMBC/SMBC.

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