The sauces on the yolks
The most famous sauce in an egg yolk – mayonnaise. But besides him there are others. For example Aioli, or a classic Bernese sauce (sauce béarnaise). The latter is perfect for boiled fish and meat, completely transforming the flavor. For its preparation you will need:
- 300 grams of butter;
- 4 tablespoons of white wine vinegar;
- 4 heads of shallots;
- 3 tablespoons of chopped leaves of tarragon;
- 4 egg yolks;
- 1 teaspoon of lemon juice;
- salt and pepper.
Egg yolks can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for no longer than 5 days. To store them longer, you should freeze the yolks but not easy, and mixing with one tablespoon of sugar or salt for every 500 ml of the product.
Melt the butter in a saucepan over low heat, when butter begins to foam, remove the saucepan from the heat. Wait until milk protein has settled to the bottom, strain the oil through a sieve. Pour the vinegar in another small saucepan, add the chopped shallots, tarragon, and bring over medium heat to a boil. Wait until the vinegar is half boiled. Also, strain and set aside to cool. Whisk the egg yolks, add them to the cooled vinegar and pour the lemon juice. Pour the sauce into a bowl, set it in a pot of boiling water. Whisk the sauce until it thickens, remove from heat and, still whisking, pour the melted filtered butter. When the sauce is smooth, season with pepper and salt.
The zabaglione and pastry cream
Custard pastry cream is difficult to imagine without the yolks. The classic French dessert creme brulee is so silky, it is because of them, put the yolks in creme brulee and Sabayon, real ice cream is done on the basis of egg yolks. Try to cook a delicate lemon curd, perfect for filling in tarts and tartlets, and for layer cakes and pastries.
Popular opinion is that the color of the yolk is evidence of its freshness is a myth. This factor is affected by the breed of the chicken, its diet and the time of year that she laid an egg.
Recipe lemon cream requires:
- 4 large lemon;
- 200 grams of powdered sugar;
- 100 grams of unsalted butter;
- 7 egg yolks.
Remove the lemon zest, squeeze the juice, put both in a pot, add sugar and butter. In another wide pan ( a deep pan) bring to boil the water, put a smaller container in the boiling water and cook, stirring, until the butter is melted. Whisk the egg yolks until whitening, and enter into the cream, continuing to interfere. Cook for another 12-15 minutes, until the dessert thickens. Remove from the heat and cool, continuing to interfere. Ready cream put in sterilized jars and store in the refrigerator.