what to use yolks for?

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by Knittycat, Feb 3, 2013.

  1. Knittycat

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    I've got a recipe for angelfood cake that calls for 12 egg whites. YUM! But...what should I use the yolks for?
     

  2. Angiebubs

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    I had similiar recipe recently; I scrambled up the yolks and fed back ot the chickens.
     
  3. TennesseeChicken

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    You could make a giant container of mayonnaise! LOL
     
  4. egg yolk custard!
     
  5. donrae

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    Gold Cake

    By Alton Brown
    Ingredients

    • 3/4 cup butter flavored vegetable shortening, 140 grams
    • 1 1/4 cup sugar, 300 grams
    • 2 1/2 cups cake flour, sifted, 300 grams
    • 3 teaspoons baking powder, 14 grams
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 8 egg yolks, beaten, 130 grams
    • 3/4 cup milk, 180 grams
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla
    Directions

    Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease 2 (9-inch) cake pans with shortening and set aside.
    Cream together the shortening and the sugar. Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt. Slowly alternate adding the egg yolks and milk with the dry ingredients and mix until well combined. Add the vanilla and mix well.
    Pour into the prepared pans, about 550 grams of batter for each cake. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes. Remove from oven and cool on a rack.
     
  7. Knittycat

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    Awesome! Thanks!
     

  8. Vamvakas

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    Yolk has to much fat just throw it away.
     
  9. lol.. that's why it makes really good custard!
     
  10. wyoDreamer

    wyoDreamer Crowing

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    Science has discovered that the human body needs fat to absorb many of the essential nutrients to keep us healthy. The amount of fat in a yolk is way offset by the good stuff, in my opinion.
    Here is the nutritian found in 1 large egg. Notice that most of the good stuff is in the yolk.

    Nutrient (unit)

    Whole Egg

    Egg White

    Egg Yolk
    Calories (kcal)

    72

    17

    55
    Protein (g)

    6.3

    3.6

    2.7
    Carbohydrate (g)

    0.36

    0.24

    0.61
    Total fat (g)

    4.8

    0.06

    4.5
    Monounsaturated fat (g)

    1.8

    0

    2
    Polyunsaturated fat (g)

    1

    0

    0.72
    Saturated fat (g)

    1.6

    0

    1.6
    Trans fat (g)

    0.02

    0

    0.02
    Cholesterol (mg)

    186

    0

    184
    Choline (mg)

    126

    0.4

    116
    Riboflavin (mg)

    0.2

    0.15

    0.09
    Vitamin B12 (mcg)

    0.45

    0.03

    0.33
    Folate (mcg)

    24

    1

    25
    Vitamin D (IU)

    41

    0

    37
    Vitamin A (IU)

    270

    0

    245
    Vitamin B 6 (mg)

    0.09

    0

    0.06
    Thiamin (mg)

    0.02

    0

    0.03
    Vitamin E (mg)

    0.5

    0

    0.44
    Selenium (mcg)

    15.4

    6.6

    9.5
    Phosphorous (mg)

    99

    5

    66
    Iron (mg)

    0.88

    0.03

    0.46
    Zinc (mg)

    0.65

    0.01

    0.39
    Calcium (mg)

    28

    2

    22
    Sodium (mg)

    71

    55

    8
    Potassium (mg)

    69

    54

    19
    Magnesium (mg)

    6

    4

    1
     

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