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Egg white ideas - not meringue

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wowfudge Thu 17-Jan-19 12:46:22

I have a stack of egg whites left from making creme brulee. I don't just want to make meringue because DP isn't keen. Any ideas? I don't want to freeze them btw as I've been doing lots of cooking and have a full freezer and no containers left!

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LeslieYep Thu 17-Jan-19 12:47:27

I'd use them to bulk up scrambled egg to get a bigger protein hit...

BillywigSting Thu 17-Jan-19 12:49:06

Whip them and add sugar and flour, pipe onto a tray and bake, cover with jam, roll up

Swiss roll

Add a bit of coco and use cream instead of jam for chocolate Swiss roll

AwdBovril Thu 17-Jan-19 12:57:27

I use them in omelettes. I use 2 or 3 egg whites & 1 whole egg, I find it makes a much lighter omelette, I don't like omelette made just out of whole eggs as it's just too rich for me. I also add some veg, herbs etc. Nice lunch, filling but not too heavy.

quince2figs Thu 17-Jan-19 13:03:06

Er...that won’t make Swiss roll....just a very unpleasant floury meringue. Swiss roll has whisked whole eggs.

Second using them to make egg white or (whole egg plus whites) omelette, nice with red peppers, mushroom, spinach and some feta and Parmesan. I make a large batch in a baking pan for work lunches, lasts 3-4 days in fridge or freezes.

Sweet solution is to make friands. Delicious and use up lots of egg whites. Favourites here are with raspberry, mixed berry, pear or peach. Frozen berries or tinned fruit fine this time of year. Really easy too, just stirring together the ingredients.

TheSpottedZebra Thu 17-Jan-19 13:08:36

Soufflé ? Macarons?

ChardonnaysPrettySister Thu 17-Jan-19 13:13:13

Are friands the same as financiers? Financiers are lovely little things.

Or omelette, filled with spinach and rocket salat, wrapped in a tortilla.

JassyRadlett Thu 17-Jan-19 13:17:51

Friands are very similar to financiers, but have fruit in them. Plus I don’t think most recipes call for browned butter like financiers.

MollysLips Thu 17-Jan-19 13:19:55

You can make Marshmallow Fluff v easily:

karmakameleon Thu 17-Jan-19 13:28:16

Nigel Slater’s white chocolate mousse. Recipe on the guardian website.

Coconut or almond macaroons.

Langue de chat biscuits.

ChardonnaysPrettySister Thu 17-Jan-19 13:28:33


wowfudge Thu 17-Jan-19 13:29:14

Some great ideas - thank you all

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leaveby10 Thu 17-Jan-19 20:09:57


Unescorted Thu 17-Jan-19 20:14:40

Clarify stock to make consommé.
Chocolate mousse

WobbleTime Thu 17-Jan-19 20:16:53

Macaroni cheese soufflé?
Make macaroni cheese then whip some egg whites, fold through and bake in oven. Makes it all fluffy.

quince2figs Thu 17-Jan-19 20:17:07

Mmmm, white choc mousse AND langue du chat!
Yes, friands are a quicker Antipodean version of financiers.

WobbleTime Thu 17-Jan-19 20:18:04

Or any kind of soufflé really. Chocolate soufflé. Cheese soufflé. Zero effort

WobbleTime Thu 17-Jan-19 21:04:33

I’ve just found the macaroni cheese soufflé recipe. Good old Delia!

wowfudge Fri 18-Jan-19 07:52:15

I think I'm going to try the friands tomorrow as they sound right up my street. I have some silicone Madeleine moulds I've never used so will give those a whirl too.

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ChardonnaysPrettySister Fri 18-Jan-19 08:18:07

They will stick like billyo, if they are like their cousins the financiers.

GetOffTheTableMabel Fri 18-Jan-19 08:20:36

Angel food cake.
It’s basically fat free cake. Mary Berry or the Barefoot Contessa both do recipes with a hint of lemon.
Serve with fresh fruit. So good.

quince2figs Fri 18-Jan-19 21:41:20

Don’t worry, friands tend to be extremely easy to turn out, especially from silicone moulds. They do rise, so some muffin moulds are ideal (traditionally made in oval or rectangular deep moulds).

wowfudge Sun 20-Jan-19 15:05:55

The friands I made - they unmoulded very easily. I'd never heard of them before, it will be making them again!

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SushiMonster Mon 21-Jan-19 12:51:45


wowfudge Mon 21-Jan-19 13:32:49

smile they are very moreish so I'm going to freeze half of them.

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