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Best Leftover Egg Yolk Recipes

Have some leftover egg yolks? Lucky you! There are many delicious treats that you can make whether you have 1, 2 or 9 leftover egg yolks! Having made a bunch of delicious cakes and tarts over the last few months, I constantly found myself with excess egg whites or yolks in the fridge, and had a challenge trying to come up with ways to use them, so nothing goes to waste! So if you find yourself separating eggs for a recipe, don’t throw the other half away! Here we have put together a selection of our egg yolk recipes that you may find useful when looking for ideas to use up those egg yolks and prevent waste!

1 Egg Yolk:

  • Melt-In-The-Mouth Lemon Jammy Dodgers: A classic British Biscuits just had a lemony revamp! Buttery and so delicate that they melt in your mouth, these Lemon Jammy Dodgers are great with your mid-morning coffee and your afternoon tea! And if you have heaps of leftover egg yolks, why not make your own lemon curd too!
Lots of biscuits filled with lemon curd on baking parchment.
  • Caneles de Bordeaux: The easiest Canelé recipe for the notoriously difficult pastry to achieve! These French Canelés de Bordeaux have been an obsession of mine for a few years now. Nothing compares to their dark caramelised crust and incredibly moist middle! Furthermore, this recipe is without rum, so is great for both adults and children alike!
6 caneles on a white plate, one of them is cut in half.

2 Egg Yolks:

  • Easy Hollandaise Saucethat you can serve with fishcakes, poached eggs, grilled asparagus or steamed broccoli and cauliflower.
Homemade hollandaise sauce being poured over a poached egg set atop tuna fishcake and rice.

3 Egg Yolks:

  • French Fruit Tart: There is no better dessert for summer than one that’s covered in a range of fresh fruit! That’s why we make a simple French Fruit Tart every time we have guests over in the summertime! Delicious crisp shortcrust pastry, filled with silky smooth creme patissiere and topped with all the fruit you love, creates a delicious, light and very good-looking dessert!
Fresh Fruit tart on a wooden chopping board.
An eclair held by a hand over a small white plate.

4 Eggs Yolks:

  • Orange Blossom Creme Brulee4 egg yolks will yield 6 smaller or 4 bigger creme brulees for you and your family to enjoy. And if you don’t have any orange blossom water, you can add other flavourings such as vanilla, almond or lavender extract!
Two ramekins of creme brulee on a a black rectangular tray and a small bottle of orange blossom water next to them.

5 Egg Yolks:

  • Lime & Passionfruit Charlotte Royalour festive show-stopper, Charlotte Royal is an impressive-looking and delicious dessert that will wow the guests at your special gathering!
Lime and passionfruit Charlotte Royale on a white cake stand with pine cones next to it.

6 Egg Yolks:

  • Melktert | South African Custard TartSilky smooth and creamy, our version of Melktert is made with custard spiced with nutmeg and cardamom. Topped with a good amount of cinnamon, this South African favourite, is a wonderfully rich custard tart that can be made with everyday ingredients you will find in your cupboards!
A slice of melktert with the rest of it in the background on a black slate.

8-9 Egg Yolks:

  • Sourdough Panettone: Sourdough Panettone is one of my favourite Christmas treats! A rich buttery Italian bread, generously studded with dried fruit and mixed peel can easily be mistaken for cake! Using an active sourdough starter in this recipe, it does take a bit of patience to make, but the result is oh-so-good!
Sourodugh panettone cut in half with pine cones around it.

Hope you found something you like to put your leftover egg yolks to good use!

For Our Best Leftover Egg Whites Recipes, have a look HERE.

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