7 Smart Ways to Use Leftover Egg Yolks

1 November 2013

The health freak in most of us makes us shy away from eating egg yolk. Well, next time instead of throwing away that egg yolk, keep it aside. Now, you must be wondering what is the use of leftover egg yolks? Or will not the yolk be spoiled if stored? Well, firstly egg yolks can be used in various things from cooking to beauty purposes. And secondly, if stored with the right procedure then yolks can remain fresh for some days. So, note down 7 tips to use the leftover yolk in best way possible.
Tip to store egg yolk: Mix the yolk with little water and keep it in a covered container in the fridge. It will remain fresh for 2-3 days.
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Hair conditioner


Egg yolks make an excellent hair conditioner. It nourishes and moisturises your hair, making it silky, smooth and less prone to breakage. To condition your hair with an ingredient that is rich in fats and proteins, all you have to do is: Beat 1 yolk in a bowl, mix it with 1 tablespoon of olive oil and 1 cup of water. Apply it on your hair and wash it off after leaving it for 10-15 minutes. Nothing can beat this natural hair conditioner.


Apply as face mask


For a basic mask, just beat the egg yolk, apply, dry and wash your face with cold water. There are various types of mask to suit every skin type. A cheap and effective face mask can simply be made at home with leftover yolks and some ingredients from your kitchen shelves.

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Make tempera paint


Paint, that too from egg yolk? Yup, it is possible. In fact, this technique was used during Ancient Egypt and Italian Renaissance. Egg yolks dry quickly, that is why painting made from them lasts for long time. Moreover, it is simple. Just mix a yolk with three teaspoons of water, then add powdered colour pigments or shavings of the colour and stir it until you get a smooth paint.


Yellow cake recipes


To give cake batter a little more of yellow tint, one or two egg yolks are added in the cake recipes. You can in fact use two egg yolks in place of one whole egg to get that extra yellowish colour in your cake.

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Create sauces


One of the core ingredients behind the best sauces are egg yolks. Even pasta sauces have yolks as their key component. You can make delicious sauces at home such as Hollandaise Sauce, Avocado Bernaise Sauce or Mayonnaise for that matter with yolk coupled with few other ingredients.


Enrich your pudding


A rich, lip smacking and simple vanilla pudding is one of the best recipe to make with two leftover yolks. Yolks will add a silky texture to your pudding. And if vanilla is not your flavour, then go of chocolate or butterscotch pudding.


Indulge in custard


Ever wondered why some custards feel so light despite being rich or why they melt on your tongue? Well, the secret is egg yolk. And best example is Classic Creme Brulee, a very popular dessert that you will find in almost every fine dining restaurant. This is the simplest to make at home with egg yolks.

 

And you thought what can be done with leftover egg yolks? Well, now you know it so, go and give these tips a try today.

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