Salted egg yolks being grated

Egg yolk recipes

Use up extra egg yolks in these delectable recipes. Add richness to a crème brûlée or homemade custard, or incorporate into a bake such as doughnuts and cookies.

4 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

These simple, salted egg yolks are a great garnish for salads, pastas or avocado on toast. Forget Parmesan and get grating these unusual umami yolks

3 hrs and 30 mins
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We combine a smooth and creamy classic French dessert with crisp golden pastry in these decadent caramel puds

1 hr and 20 mins
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110 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

With a rich, creamy vanilla custard and crunchy, caramelised topping, our crème brûlée makes the ultimate indulgent dessert. Follow our professional tips for mastering this classic French sweet

55 mins
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Love custard tarts or pastel de nata? Try GF member Sue Tappin's recipe for cinnamon-topped custard pie – it's deliciously decadent

1 hr and 25 mins
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98 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Once you've cracked this technique for silky smooth vanilla custard, you'll never go back to tinned

25 mins
Easy
42 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Make the ultimate spaghetti carbonara with a creamy hollandaise-style sauce and crisp pancetta or guanciale. You can also mix in an egg yolk at the end

25 mins
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29 ratings 3.7 out of 5 star rating

Forget shop-bought and make your own homemade mayonnaise. It takes a little effort but it's well worth it to accompany your favourite dishes 

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Shop-bought mayo isn't a patch on homemade, especially this vibrant, peppery version - gorgeous with poached salmon

15 mins
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3 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

You only need one egg yolk for the foundation of this Bérnaise-like, homemade condiment with Dijon and herbs

5 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
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This fresh-tasting homemade mayo makes a delicious accompaniment to baked salmon

20 mins
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4 ratings 3.0 out of 5 star rating

Citrus cuts through the buttery richness of this classic sauce, and complements lots of different fish

35 mins
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30 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Love meatballs but worry about the fat content? This low-fat version will be a real treat

20 mins
Easy
23 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

These are truly delicious – crunchy round the edges, chewy in the centre

45 mins
Easy
20 ratings 3.3 out of 5 star rating

Sweet picnic-friendly treats that will be gobbled up in seconds by kids and adults alike

35 mins
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12 ratings 3.8 out of 5 star rating

This light, easy-to-make brioche will keep for two days, and is delicious with apricot jam.

2 hrs and 40 mins
Easy
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