Still don’t know what to do with leftover egg yolks? Check out this awesome, or should I say, Eggcellent cheat sheet with tips on how to use leftover egg whites and egg yolks!
Print this off, stick it to the inside of your pantry cupboard or on your fridge–you will never have to waste any leftover eggs again! 🙂
Also, here are some great tips about eggs provided by Australian Eggs:
What points should you consider when buying eggs?
- Choose eggs with clean, uncracked shells.
- Don’t buy out-of-date eggs.
- Choose the size most useful and economical for your lifestyle.
Why should eggs be refrigerated?
Temperature fluctuation is critical to egg safety. A cold egg left out at room temperature can sweat, facilitating the growth of bacteria that could contaminate the egg. Refrigerated eggs should not be left out more than two hours.
What’s the best way to store eggs?
The best way to store eggs is to keep them in their carton. The carton should be placed in the coldest part of the refrigerator, not in the door where temperatures may fluctuate when it is opened and closed.
Learn how to store eggs properly so they don’t turn bad!
If you are a frequent baker, you might always find yourself trying to figure out what to do with leftover egg yolks from recipes that only use the whites. Well, waste not! There are many ways you can use them yellow bits
Here’s an Eggcellent method that allows you to store leftover egg yolks for later use!
-How to freeze & store leftover egg yolks-
Place one egg yolk in each ice cube cavity of a clean ice cube tray. Add a pinch of salt to each yolk (if you plan to eventually use them in savoury recipes) or a pinch of sugar (if you will use them in sweet recipes). Freeze overnight until solid, then transfer to an airtight freezer bag.
To use, thaw in refrigerator and then mix well. They will keep in the freezer for up to three months.
Leftover egg yolks can also be refrigerated for 3-4 days.
You can also use leftover egg yolks as hair moisturizer!
The fats and proteins contained in egg yolks make this an excellent conditioner for hair. The yolks are naturally moisturising and nourishing so your hair will be less prone to breakage.
Egg Yolk and Green Tea Hair Mask:
To make this hair mask, you need one egg yolk and two tablespoon of freshly prepared strong green tea. Take both the ingredients in a clean bowl and mix it properly until you get a frothy and creamy consistency. Now apply this hair mask on your hair with the help of a hair brush. Cover your hair with a shower cap and leave it for about half an hour. Finally rinse your hair properly and then shampoo your hair followed by a conditioner. The antioxidants present in green tea will help in preventing hair fall and boost hair growth, while the protein, essential vitamins and nutrients present in egg yolk make your hair strong and beautiful. You must use this hair mask at least thrice weekly to get better result.
Stay tuned for more recipe ideas! 🙂