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Why are egg yolks beaten in a bowl above a pot of hot water?

Why would you beat egg yolks in a bowl above a pot full of hot water? I've seen this technique used in recipes on YouTube. Sometimes they add sugar. Does the heat help increase the volume or is it ...
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What is the difference between using only yolks and whole eggs in a curd?

So, i've been searching for an explination of why some curds use only yolks and others the whole egg while making a curd (for example a Lemon Curd). How can i exchange them ? How does it thickens ...
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Egg YOLK replacement?

I am making an old family recipe for Easter Bread, but I would like to make a vegan version of it for a friend. The non vegan ingredients that the recipe calls for are: milk (substituting with ...
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Raw vs Cooked Egg Yolk Color

Why do egg yolks change color from orange or dark yellow to yellow or light yellow when cooked, esp. hard boiled?
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What are the differences between egg whites and egg yolks? [closed]

Egg whites are obviously different from egg yolks in that the former are, well, white when cooked, while the latter are yellow. But, what other differences are there? Some possibilities: Nutrition ...
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Why does this entire carton of eggs have 2 yolks each?

I got chills this morning making breakfast as I cracked open 6 eggs in a row, all having 2 yolks each. I've read this is caused by an anomaly that is considered normal in an egg here and there. I ...
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Why does peanut butter become very hard when adding egg yolk?

I'm making some peanut butter meringue-type cookies and I noticed that when I mix the egg yolk into the peanut butter, the mixture immediately becomes very hard and stiff. Based on the speed, I'm ...
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What do you call eggs prepared with a broken yolk, in a skillet, with no char?

What do you call eggs prepared with a broken yolk, in a skillet, with no char? I crack 2 eggs into a saute skillet & break both yolks, cover with a lid & wait a couple minutes with medium heat,...
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Are egg yolks neccessary for proper pancake structure in flourless pancakes?

I have read many great things about the surfacing two-ingredient egg/banana pancake recipes... However, I am a fitness nut and don't want to overdo it on the cholesterol, which is found in the yolk. ...
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Is it possible to substitute butter with egg yolks in cookie dough?

I would like to know if it is possible to completely replace butter/margarine with egg yolks in cookie dough? Or in any other kind of butter-based dough while we are at it. And, if it is possible to ...
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What can I do with some whipped cream and egg yolk mix?

I had a bit of a cooking disaster last night, where I was trying to make a tiramisu using a recipe I'd never used before. The recipe called for mixing marscapone and egg yolks, but I was using ...
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Japanese steak house menu item?

A few years ago in Chicago I had a dish called egg yolk shrimp at a Japanese steak house. Has anyone else had this dish? Where would I be able to find this dish again?
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Can you replace whole eggs with only egg whites when baking pumpkin pie?

I am going to be baking a pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving but me as well as several family members are currently losing weight together... I'm already replacing the sugar with stevia to dramatically drop ...
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When carefully separating eggs, what to do with the chalazae?

I separate eggs with my hands, I'm pretty good at whites going one place and yolks going another. What's got me stumped is the chord. It seems to want to stay with the yolk, but it tends to hold on to ...
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What do eggs with two yolks indicate?

For the first time I have seen hen eggs with two yolks. Do they indicate a special kind of hen? OR A special kind of grain fed to the hen? OR Some scientific procedure which makes hens produce such ...
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Does tiramisu firm up in the fridge?

I am making my first tiramisu, using this recipe from Gourmet (with high ratings on Epicurious). My mascarpone mixture looks terribly soft to me. As per recipe, I foamed 4 yolks with 80 ml sherry (I ...
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How to make mayonnaise with a cooked yolk?

I have heard of mayonnaise made with cooked yolks before, but was suspicious of it. Now a user posted another question with a link to a recipe which shows the making steps. It shows the making a ...