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Quick, what can I do with 6 egg yolks?

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lunar1 Sun 21-Dec-14 09:13:56

Just got three trays of meringues in the oven, I've got 6 yolks left and really don't want to waste them. Any ideas? Nothing with booze in though.

Pikkewyn Sun 21-Dec-14 09:15:56

Custard or mayo?

Bowlersarm Sun 21-Dec-14 09:16:45

Chocolate pot type pudding?

Or scrambled eggs for lunch, with a couple more eggs added?

honeysucklejasmine Sun 21-Dec-14 09:17:32

I usually make extra-rich scrambled eggs in the morning.

Pikkewyn Sun 21-Dec-14 09:18:07

Or this lemon curd recipe - I got it from the paper, it takes loads of patience but is delicious.

2 large or 3 smaller lemons, zest and juice
4 medium/large egg yolks
90g caster sugar
40g butter, cubed

Place the zest, lemon juice, yolks, sugar and butter together in a large heatproof bowl. Suspend the bowl over pan of simmering water, making sure that the base of the bowl does not touch the water.

Now: be patient. Linger over the curd with a wooden spoon, stirring continuously. The butter will melt and the sugar will dissolve, and over the course of the next 10-15 minutes the mixture will gradually heat up and thicken. Keep stirring over the heat until the curd is viscous enough to coat the back of the spoon – a yellow layer of curd that will hold the track left by a finger swiped through it, not a thin, translucent layer of the stuff. It'll thicken as it cools.

Take off the heat, decant into a very clean jam jar (preferably sterilised, if you're planning on storing the curd for any great length of time) and lid it. Let it cool to room temperature, then store in the fridge.

coltsfoot Sun 21-Dec-14 09:18:44

If you've got cream and sugar in the house: creme brûlée

BuilderMammy Sun 21-Dec-14 09:18:50

I've just put 5 yolks in bacon and egg icecream with maple roast pecans!

tilder Sun 21-Dec-14 09:21:51

Buildermammy I want that recipe! What's not to like?

5EllipticGoldRings Sun 21-Dec-14 09:27:40

Big batch of ice-cream (I make loads and always have the whites left over). Really rich custard tart. Several batches rich sweet shortcrust pastry (lovely for mince pies).

hyperhops Sun 21-Dec-14 18:14:55

egg nog!

hyperhops Sun 21-Dec-14 18:15:39

(alcohol free egg nog obviously!)

Springcleanish Sun 21-Dec-14 18:16:02

Cheese straws

elspethmcgillicuddy Sun 21-Dec-14 18:17:23


ToomanyChristmasPresents Sun 21-Dec-14 18:17:28

Chocolate mousse!

Lweji Sun 21-Dec-14 18:19:09

You can ask MN or Google it

addictedtosugar Sun 21-Dec-14 18:21:54

You can also freeze them, with a pinch of salt or sugar (label them!) for use at a later date.

Hollandaise sauce?

Wonkyparsnip Sun 21-Dec-14 18:24:02

A big batch of Mayo or crime patisserie? It freezes well and would be useful over Christmas?

ThePrincessWhoSatOnTheSprout Sun 21-Dec-14 18:31:44

Yolk on toast! Lovely!

taeglas Sun 21-Dec-14 18:32:52


namelessposter Sun 21-Dec-14 19:14:58

Homemade ice cream. So easy to do (every without a. Machine) and so delicious!

evertonmint Sun 21-Dec-14 19:26:43

Chocolate mousse!!!!

LineRunner Sun 21-Dec-14 19:27:55

Egg nog / advocaat.

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