How to Use Leftover Egg Yolks

three coconut macaroons on a baking sheet
I recently made some delicious Coconut Macaroons and ended up having 3 egg yolks leftover. Instead of throwing them away in the compost, I thought I should figure out a way to use them up. Turns out, I found ten fun ways to use leftover egg yolks.
1. Freeze them for later.
2. (One Egg Yolk) Make Homemade Mayonnaise
3. (Two Egg Yolks) Make Vanilla Pudding
4. (Three Egg Yolks) Make a Sponge Cake
5. Make a Facial Mask
6. Make Hair Shampoo

Whisk a few egg yolks and apply them to your hair and scalp, combing through in order to achieve full coverage. Leave the yolks for a few minutes, then rinse out using cold water so you don’t cook the egg.

This method gives hair a natural protein treatment, as well as helping to prevent dandruff due to the sulfur component of egg yolks. Even eating egg yolks is considered good for hair—if you’re worried about cholesterol, feed the yolks to your dog or cat to give them a shiny coat.

8. Make Art! Check out this recipe for Egg Tempura Paint.
9. Paint your food
If you want to add color and style to your pastries, just decorate them with egg yolk-based paint. Prepare the paint by mixing the egg yolk with 2 ml of water. Place the mixture in different containers then add food coloring to each. Now, you can paint cool patterns on your cookies right before baking them. The paint not only adds design, but it also gives your pastries a richer flavor.
10. Feed Fido
Put the yolk in your dog’s dinner. Not only will she love the tasty treat, her coat will get an extra shine.
How do you use up leftover egg yolks? Add your suggestions below!
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