Another recipe calling for egg whites or yolks only? It seems an awful waste to just pop the undesired half down the sink. Use these ideas to whip up delicious treats from your left over egg whites and yolks!

Egg Whites

David Lebovitz, my pastry chef hero, has a fantastic blog site about his life and cooking in Paris. As he specialises in confectionary and particularly ice cream, he often has a lot of leftover egg whites. Follow this link to try his amazing homemade marshmallow recipe to use up 4 large egg whites.

Athletes and those wanting to add a low fat, high protein injection to their smoothies or meals are best sticking with egg whites only.

Have loads of egg whites spare? Best way to use many egg whites is to whip up some meringues.

Bored with pavlova? Macaroons are just tiny meringues coloured and joined together with something yummy.

Egg Yolks

Rice pudding, lemon curd, egg custard or mayonnaise all call out for excess yolks. Try our Creamy Rice Pudding recipe, using 4 egg yolks instead of 2 whole eggs for a custardy result.

Whip up some lemon curd to use in our Lemon Meringue Cupcakes.

Egg Custard is a quick and easy way to rid yourself of excess yolks.

See our Mayonnaise Lots of Ways to learn how to make your own mayonnaise with egg yolks.

Make a Face Mask

Hardly delicious – but still a treat. Egg whites draw out oils in the skin and make a fantastic facial mask. Egg yolks work to moisturise skin. You will want to do both parts if you have oily skin. These masks also work well for firming the skin. Best applied after opening the pores in a warm shower or with a warm towel.

Simply separate the eggs (add a few drops of lemon juice for very oily skin) for egg white, beat until frothy then apply in circular motion to face, avoiding your eyes, allow 15 minutes or more for mask to harden then wipe off with warm, damp towel.

For yolk mask beat and apply in same manner, allow to set for about 15 minutes then wash off with warm water and pat face dry. To further tighten the skin after removing yolk mask, rub an ice cube on your face. Apparently this mask is also used to get rid of the appearance of cellulite on the backs of your thighs!

Krissy Hacker is a wife and Mama of 2, mad gardener, crafty lady, confectioner and fabulous cook. Keen on old school ways of doing things she’d do anything to get out of housework!

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