Using left over egg yolks

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Using left over egg yolks

If you bake frequently or have left over egg yolks every time you make an omelet with egg whites, this post is for you. And if you can not use the yolks right away it is a good idea to freeze them. Here’s how:

Freezing left over egg yolks

Add a pinch of salt to every yolk  you have carefully tip them in an ice cube tray placing each yolk in one ice cube cavity. Freeze overnight and transfer to an airtight freezer bag for storing them longer. When ready to use, thaw the number of yolks required and use.

Leftover egg yolks also stay usable in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.

Egg yolk recipes

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One egg yolk recipes

Homemade Mayonnaise (Epicurious) – mix up a quick batch of mayo and enjoy it on a sandwich
Cheese Straws (BBC Food) – a nice snack, perfect for wine and cheese parties.

Two egg yolk recipes

Ginger Cupcakes ( – great for Fall and Winter baking.
Raspberry Ice Cream (Yummly) – a nice, refreshing summer ice cream with fresh raspberries.
Eggnog (My Recipes) – a seasonal favourite!

Three Egg Yolk Recipes

Pastry Cream ( – classic filling for profiteroles or donuts.
Mississippi Mud Pie (RecipeLand) – can’t go wrong with this indulgent dessert of chocolate and cream.
Strawberry Paczki (Neighbor Food) – traditional Polish donuts, filled with strawberry jam.
Vanilla Slice (Taste AU) – a lovely dessert, perfect for entertaining.

Four Egg Yolk Recipes

Vanilla or Chocolate Pudding (Martha Stewart)
Egg Custard (
Peaches and Cream Ice Pops (Slow Roasted Italian) – a fresh peach ice cream made with a custard base.

Five Egg Yolk Recipes

Rhubarb Crisp Ice Cream (Eggs On Sunday)
Salted Caramel Ice Cream (David Lebovitz)
Coconut Cream Pie (Add a Pinch)

Read the complete article and many more recipes on Food & Family blog

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