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what can I do with 3 egg yolks?

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SSSandy Sun 28-May-06 19:38:38

Made a pavlova for dessert today (meringue base with cream and fruit), so only needed the egg whites and I have 3 yolks left.

What can I do with the yolks? Any ideas anyone?

orangina Sun 28-May-06 19:42:25

home made mayonnaise......?

WigWamBam Sun 28-May-06 19:48:55

Strawberry Zabaglione . When I've made this I mix a tub of Mascarpone cheese into the egg yolks as well, and is gorgeous.

MarsLady Sun 28-May-06 19:52:53

yup! Those were my suggestions... mayonnaise or zabaglione.

SSSandy Sun 28-May-06 22:06:15

Thanks for the replies but I was really thinking more in terms of an evening meal, not a dessert, since I am trying to lose weight

My family don't eat mayonnaise unfortunately (one of the few things they won't touch).

jamiesam Sun 28-May-06 22:09:02

Unfortunately, anything that you add three egg yolks to is going to be rich isn't it?!

I make the topping for moussaka with a large tub of greek yogurt and a couple of eggs - guess you could substitute three egg yolks instead?

WigWamBam Sun 28-May-06 22:11:36

The only recipes I know for egg yolks are creamy and calorific! What about something like a Hollandaise sauce to dip asparagus spears into?

MarsLady Sun 28-May-06 22:12:58

Then a lovely rich omelette it is!

hunkermunker Sun 28-May-06 22:14:58

Juggle messily and somewhat disappointingly?

thewomanwhothoughtshewasahat Sun 28-May-06 22:24:38

ice cream/home made custard (the former being the latter except froxen)

SSSandy Sun 28-May-06 22:27:13

Hmm interesting ideas. Asparagas is in season too.

Good point hunkermunker, don't need to eat them really. Read somewhere you can use egg yolk as conditioner but don't fancy trying to wash egg yolk out of my hair.

WigWamBam Sun 28-May-06 22:30:38

If you use egg as a conditioner, use very cool water to wash and rinse it out and you'll be fine - it washes out well.

If you use warm water (or heaven forbid HOT water) you'll end up with scrambled egg in your hair, which does not wash out well!!

SSSandy Sun 28-May-06 22:32:11

would look like severe dandruff!

is egg yolk any good as a conditioner though?

WigWamBam Sun 28-May-06 22:34:04

Whole egg is really good as a conditioner so I would imagine egg yolk would be good too.

suejonez Sun 28-May-06 22:49:20

chocolate mousse (I think Delias recipe has egg yolk in it)

thewomanwhothoughtshewasahat Mon 29-May-06 00:17:44

but you have to be careful not to rinse it with too hot water or it scrambles. not good.

NannyL Mon 29-May-06 16:49:46



SSSandy Tue 30-May-06 09:26:24

How DO you make ice-cream , Nanny? I've never tried it. Sounds like a fun activity though, beats ironing anyway!

thewomanwhothoughtshewasahat Tue 30-May-06 09:53:08

you make proper custard - which is essentially the first bit of the zabaglione recipe below and you put in in an ice cream maker, or in a bowl, in the freezer. If the latter you have to stir it every hour or so.

bluejelly Tue 30-May-06 10:19:48

Egg and lemon soup. Delicious

SSSandy Tue 30-May-06 11:57:35

bluejelly , can you give me your recipe for egg and lemon soup? Never heard of that before, but I make soup around 3 x a week, so a change is always welcome

I'm putting two of the yolks in my hair now though, see what happens...

anorak Tue 30-May-06 12:01:27

Oh hollandaise sauce yum yum!

With asparagus to dip in it. Mmmmm

FrannyandZooey Tue 30-May-06 12:03:41

Give them to your cat, it makes their fur lovely and shiny

Or you could follow the old traditional method of leaving them in a mug in the fridge for 3 weeks then going "bleeurgh! Who's left this in here?" and chucking them out.

bluejelly Tue 30-May-06 12:05:11

It's greek (also known as avgolemoni)
Will dig it out for you and post later...

SSSandy Tue 30-May-06 12:20:57

Thanks bluejelly

I put 2 in my hair. Not sure about this really. Will keep you updated.

No cats in our house!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Can't stand cats, gleaming fur or otherwise, sorry ..

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