Whenever I have egg yolks left after making something, I feel bad about just throwing them away and wasting ingredients, so I've searched for recipes using only egg yolks, and also made some too. I'm sure many bakers have been in this situation before, so hopefully this selection of recipes will prove useful!
Pumpkin Pie - Uses 1 Egg Yolk
My absolute favourite thing to make every October, I've been making this now every year for about 5 years and it is so delicious!
Charlotte Royale - Uses 4 Egg Yolks
I made this in a 'Zombie Brain' style for Halloween, but you can also do a traditional version. It's sliced Swiss Roll made into a dome with a custard centre.
Chocolate Pecan Brownies - Uses 5 Egg Yolks
Deliciously gooey chocolate brownies! You can double the recipe if you have more egg yolks to use and you could use walnuts or omit the nuts entirely if you prefer.
Pumpkin Custard Donuts - Uses 6 Egg Yolks
These tasty deep fried treats are indulgent and I broke quite a few diets when I took them into work!
Custard Tarts - Uses 7 Egg Yolks
I made these using a Paul Hollywood recipe and they were extremely popular in my office!
Other ideas from around the web:
The simple one:
Homemade Mayonnaise - Uses 2 Egg Yolks
I have followed this recipe and made some mayonnaise with leftover egg yolks. I also added 1/2 tsp garlic puree and 1/2 tsp dijon mustard to the mixture. It was really yummy!
The difficult one:
Raviolo with Egg and Smoked Salmon - Uses 4 Egg Yolks
I saw this recipe on Simply Italian and have been thinking of making it for a while, it looks so fabulous and delicious, but very tricky to get right!
The savoury one:
Fettuccine carbonara - Uses 2 Egg Yolks
Warm and creamy pasta carbonara is perfect for tucking into on a chilly autumn night. Serve with garlic bread.
The indulgent one:
Chocolate Caramel Tart with Macadamia Nuts - Uses 1 Egg Yolk
This looks AMAZING!! Sweet chocolate, crunchy macadamia nuts and gooey caramel, mmmmm...
The alcoholic one:
Cherry Flip - Uses 1 Egg Yolk
I love a good cocktail and this yummy decadent one sounds very rich and tasty, plus rather strong, not a bad thing!
The traditional one:
Creme Brulee - Uses 3 Egg Yolks
A classic dish, and simpler to make than you think.
Let me know if you try any of these and how they turn out!