List of recipes using Egg yolk: 67 recipes

egg yolk
[Crème de foie gras]
Crème de foie gras
This is a rather tricky recipe in which foie gras is used to make a savoury cream, similar to a crème brulée but - of course - without sugar and without caramelizing the top. Instead, it is topped with an espuma (a light hot foam) of potatoes, garnished with crispy morsels of serrano ham.
29,9553.8/5 for 11 ratings 3 hours 33 min.
[Dauphinoise potatoes with Serano ham]
Dauphinoise potatoes with Serano ham
These tasty, bite-sized rosettes can be served as an aperitif snack or to accompany a meal.
21,1104.6/5 for 14 ratings 40 min.
[Ramekins of duchess potatoes]
Ramekins of duchess potatoes
Duchess potatoes are a mix of mashed potato and egg yolks, cooked in the oven, in a decorative shape and delicious. In this recipe they top a ramekin containing a layer of mashed potato, cooked leek, and thinly sliced bacon.
83,795 24.6/5 for 14 ratings 2 hours 47 min.
[Salmon and spinach quiche]
Salmon and spinach quiche
This quiche recipe uses a traditional filling mixture, but adds slices of smoked salmon and blanched spinach.
105,607 14/5 for 10 ratings 1 hour 16 min.
[Smoked eggs]
Smoked eggs
This sophisticated, smoky flavoured starter consists of an egg yolk, heated in a bain-marie and a smoked cream mousse with a scattering of chives, served with a buttered-toast "soldier".
10,0374.9/5 for 12 ratings 12 hours 30 min.
[Smoked salmon sacristains]
Smoked salmon sacristains
Sacristain (sexton in English, a strange name though common in French cooking) is a small pastry twist, made with puff pastry. There are many recipes with different flavours, sweet or savoury. Here is one with smoked salmon, ideal as an aperitif.
63,193 33.9/5 for 11 ratings 1 hour 30 min.
[Crusty cockle tart]
Crusty cockle tart
A small puff pastry tart case filled with cockles in a cream and egg-yolk sauce ("a la poulette" in French).
21,8324.3/5 for 15 ratings 2 hours 52 min.
[Fish in white wine]
Fish in white wine
This recipe for cooking fish in the oven is both simple and delicious. The fish is cooked with herbs and onions in white wine. It is served in a light sauce, made with the cooking juices and a little lemon juice.
4,2344.3/5 for 15 ratings 56 min.
[Langoustine sabayon tart]
Langoustine sabayon tart
For this recipe, the tart cases are made with sheets of filo pastry. These are filled with langoustines coated in a delicious lime-flavoured sabayon.
11,8523.8/5 for 10 ratings 1 hour 6 min.
[Salmon chard rolls]
Salmon chard rolls
For this dish only the green part of the chard is used. The blanched leaves are rolled around grilled salmon portions. The rolls are served coated with a savoury lemon sabayon, or the sauce of your choice.
48,8643.8/5 for 12 ratings 1 hour 21 min.
[Scallops with crunchy vegetables and wine sabayon]
Scallops with crunchy vegetables and wine sabayon
This is a bed of vegetables cut small, lightly cooked to stay crunchy. The scallops are cut in half and fried, filled with a morsel of foie gras, and served coated with a savoury reduced white wine sabayon. It entails some work, but the result is impresive.
88,8714/5 for 1 ratings 2 hours 56 min.
[Blanquette of veal]
Blanquette of veal
Blanquette is a classic dish of French family cooking, but can also be found in bistros. Veal is cooked slowly, and the sauce is thickened with a mixture of egg yolks and cream. I have set out a rather special way of making it.
80,7624.4/5 for 10 ratings 2 hours 49 min.
[Chicken breasts in a potato crust]
Chicken breasts in a potato crust
In this recipe, instant mashed potato powder is used to give an original crusty coating to the chicken breasts. These are fried and served with peas.
26,9314.8/5 for 11 ratings 1 hour 3 min.
[Deep leek and potato quiche]
Deep leek and potato quiche
The French make a "tourte" that is smaller and deeper than a normal quiche. This recipe makes the most of this difference: it has plenty of texture and flavour, with bacon, potatoes, leeks, two different cheeses, and an egg and cream filling poured over.
722 1 hour 36 min.
[Eggs Comtoise]
Eggs Comtoise
In this recipe from eastern France, an egg yolk sits inside a potato nest with a topping of hot cancoillote cheese. The nest is served with fried sliced potatoes.
5,7383.8/5 for 19 ratings 40 min.
[Leek and fresh tuna tart]
Leek and fresh tuna tart
The puff pastry case is filled with a layer of leek, lightly fried chunks of fresh tuna and a quiche-style egg and cream mixture.
12,3145/5 for 13 ratings 1 hour 15 min.
[Maroilles cheese quiche]
Maroilles cheese quiche
Traditional recipe from northern France, using a typical and tasty regional cheese. But this can be replaced by another (see below).
73,183 34.7/5 for 15 ratings 2 hours 27 min.
[Potato galette]
Potato galette
This potato "cake" is like a big savoury pancake of duchess potatoes (mashed potato with egg yolks), mixed with strips of fried ham, chives and spring onions. The galette is cooked in the oven in a tin and cut into portions for serving. This is delicious on its own or with a good green salad on the...
557 1 hour 13 min.
[Quiche Bretonne]
Quiche Bretonne
This quiche from Brittany has a puff-pastry base topped with an assortment of fish and shellfish with a classic quiche filling. After baking in a hot oven, the crusty pastry is a great foil for the moist filling with all its seafood flavours.
1,782 1 hour 40 min.
[Quiche Lorraine]
Quiche Lorraine
Quiche Lorraine is a recipe that is both simple and delicious. This savoury tart combines bacon and grated cheese with an egg and cream filling in a short-crust pastry case.
18,2294.9/5 for 11 ratings 1 hour 5 min.
[Sausage with duchess potatoes and a Mont d'Or fondue ]
Sausage with duchess potatoes and a Mont d'Or fondue
The duchess potatoes are poached in a roll before being sliced and fried. They are served in alternate layers with slices of sausage, also cooked in two stages (boiled then fried), then topped with a fondue of Mont d'Or cheese.
66,6593.9/5 for 11 ratings 2 hours 13 min.
[Spaghetti Carbonara]
Spaghetti Carbonara
A very famous Italian pasta recipe: egg yolks, cream, bacon, Parmesan and lemon juice.
82,336 24.8/5 for 11 ratings 24 min.
[Spaghetti with smoked salmon]
Spaghetti with smoked salmon
After cooking the spaghetti as usual, strips of smoked salmon are added with cream, lemon, Parmesan and egg yolks.
62,8193.8/5 for 12 ratings 37 min.
[Steamed leeks with morel sabayon]
Steamed leeks with morel sabayon
For this very simple recipe, steamed leeks (cooked in 2 stages) are served with a sabayon made with mushroom "jus", preferably from morels. The sabayon is the major taste element in this dish, and adds a delicious woodland-mushroom flavour.
3,2334.1/5 for 16 ratings 37 min.
[Tagliatelle and courgette spaghetti, carbonara style]
Tagliatelle and courgette spaghetti, carbonara style
Classic pasta: tagliatelle mixed with courgette "spaghetti", and like for carbonara, with a sauce of egg yolks, cream, lemon juice and fried ham.
79,5364.6/5 for 14 ratings 53 min.
[Thin endive tart]
Thin endive tart
This thin tart (made with puff pastry) is a sort of quiche. It is fairly light, with smoked ham and endives fried from raw (not blanched first).
7,4144.9/5 for 18 ratings 58 min.
[Two-cheese quiche]
Two-cheese quiche
This extra-tasty quiche is made with diced ham and a combination of two cheeses: Comté and Cheddar.
6154/5 for 1 ratings 1 hour 2 min.
[Apple and almond gratin]
Apple and almond gratin
Imagine a gratin, but sweet, made with apples and toasted ground almonds. This delicious dessert combines apples and almonds with a vanilla custard-like mixture - simply yummy!
4,1134.6/5 for 14 ratings 1 hour 5 min.
[Blackcurrant, vanilla and lime verrine ]
Blackcurrant, vanilla and lime verrine
Vanilla-lime, confectioner's custard and blackcurrant coulis, topped with a layer of whipped cream (chantilly) and dusted with a little matcha green tea powder. Light and flavoursome.
55,7374.9/5 for 19 ratings 1 hour 9 min.
[Cannelés]
Cannelés
Cannelés are a speciality from the French city of Bordeaux. These delicious little cakes have a crunchy exterior and a soft centre.
21,4455/5 for 1 ratings 1 day 1 hour 29 min.
[Chaud-froid of grapefruit, pineapple and lime custard ]
Chaud-froid of grapefruit, pineapple and lime custard
Cold grapefruit quarters with slices of hot caramelized pineapple, lime custard (crème anglaise) and citrus crunch.
92,4774.6/5 for 14 ratings 2 hours 5 min.
[Chocolate and vanilla crème brûlée]
Chocolate and vanilla crème brûlée
This crème brûlée recipe is a sophisticated combination in three layers: chocolate ganache, vanilla custard, and, of course, a delicious thin crust of caramel. It is more complicated than a simple chocolate crème brûlée, but well worth the effort when you see your guests' reactions.
6,3885/5 for 1 ratings 1 hour 59 min.
[Chocolate cream]
Chocolate cream
A very simple recipe with a really chocolatey taste.Cream, milk and chocolate, mixed with egg-yolks and sugar, then cooked in the oven in a bain-marie, like for crème brulée.
70,5254.2/5 for 10 ratings 3 hours 6 min.
[Chocolate cream with a crunch, irish coffee mousse]
Chocolate cream with a crunch, irish coffee mousse
This is a chocolate cream with chopped candied grapefruit peel and caramelized nuts added to give bit of crunch. The small pot of cream is topped with an Irish coffee mousse (flavours of coffee, fresh cream, sugar and whisky).
79,317 15/5 for 1 ratings 59 min.
[Chocolate eclairs]
Chocolate eclairs
This might appear to be a straightforward recipe: choux pastry, chocolate confectioner's custard and fondant icing, but in practice it is quite technically tricky and all three stages need care to produce a perfect result.But don't let that discourage you; there are demonstration videos and I will...
62,609 34.5/5 for 2 ratings 3 hours 52 min.
[Chocolate mousse]
Chocolate mousse
Here is a simple quick recipe for chocolate mousse. It is just necessary to be careful at the final stage, when mixing the melted chocolate and the beaten egg-whites.
93,9483.7/5 for 3 ratings 40 min.
[Chocolate mousse with hazelnuts]
Chocolate mousse with hazelnuts
Here is a marvellous new chocolate mousse recipe that will delight real chocoholics. This is a rich, gourmet version, though not over-sweet and with the added crunchy texture of toasted hazelnuts. You'll love this one!
3,0805/5 for 13 ratings 55 min.
[Coconut-vanilla cream for Elsa ]
Coconut-vanilla cream for Elsa
A dessert in three layers: a first of smooth vanilla cream, a second of coconut cream (also very smooth), and to finish, a thin crunchy layer of coconut tuiles. In the spirit of crème brulée: break through the crisp surface layer to discover the smooth melting coconut and vanilla creams beneath. A...
70,2033.8/5 for 17 ratings 4 hours 58 min.
[Crème brulée]
Crème brulée
Crème brûlée (burned cream) is quite easy to prepare: it's a simple egg-cream dessert. The only difficulty is in making the delicious crunchy caramel layer on top. The perfect crème brulée (for me) is a cold and soft cream, with on top a nice hot caramel crust. This is a completely new version...
185,798 74.3/5 for 7 ratings 4 hours 38 min.
[Flognarde]
Flognarde
Flognarde is a dessert that originated in France's Limousin region. The recipe is very simple: a vanilla-flavoured egg custard, thickened with flour, and sometimes made with seasonal fruit (apples, cherries, pears...). This is a very old recipe that has come down to us virtually unchanged since...
5,2544/5 for 1 ratings 47 min.
[Fresh mint ice-cream]
Fresh mint ice-cream
This well-flavoured ice-cream is excellent on its own, or in profiteroles with a chocolate sauce for example.
80,0254.6/5 for 14 ratings 1 hour 34 min.
[Gâteau Basque ]
Gâteau Basque
This traditional Basque dessert is similar to a gâteau breton (brittany butter cake), but very moist as it is filled with a rum-flavoured confectioner's custard (crème pâtissière, or french pastry cream). This is a fairly simple recipe, though as the dough is fragile and difficult to handle, I...
6,4884.6/5 for 14 ratings 2 hours 51 min.
[Gâteau Breton (Brittany butter cake)]
Gâteau Breton (Brittany butter cake)
Gâteau breton is a rich cake that uses a lot of butter (from Brittany, of course) with sugar, egg yolks and a little rum to add flavour. This cake is traditionally served with coffee.
19,0014.5/5 for 2 ratings 1 hour 10 min.
[Hazelnut and orange cake]
Hazelnut and orange cake
A very elegant cake topped with a sprinkling of hazelnut crumble, and with a double helping of orange flavour from chopped candied peel and the orange syrup soaked into the cake after cooking. The recipe is rather sophisticated, inspired by those used by pastry cooks at the INBP. It is a bit...
1,0055/5 for 1 ratings 2 hours 15 min.
[Household cake (Gâteau de ménage)]
Household cake (Gâteau de ménage)
A traditional recipe from Franche-comté, it's a flat round kind of brioche, covered with an egg cream called "Goumeau".
81,036 25/5 for 13 ratings 3 hours 59 min.
[Pain perdu]
Pain perdu
This is a sweet French version of "eggy bread": slices of bread soaked in a mixture of milk, cream, egg yolks and vanilla sugar, then pan-fried until golden. It's really simple and wickedly delicious!
39,6873.8/5 for 17 ratings 39 min.
[Paris-Brest]
Paris-Brest
The Paris-Brest is a famous French patisserie: a ring of choux pastry, scattered with flaked almonds and icing sugar and filled with a praline cream. The name comes from a historic cycle race between Paris and Brest (600 km or 372 miles), as the shape is like a bicycle wheel.
48,1474.6/5 for 14 ratings 2 hours 18 min.
[Peach and verbena feuilleté]
Peach and verbena feuilleté
In French, a "feuilleté" can be anything, sweet or savoury, wrapped in or with a base of puff pastry, from a sausage roll to a millefeuille. This is an elegant tart-style feuilleté with a caramelized pastry base, topped with a light custard flavoured with verbena. This is based on a confectioner's...
2,9274.1/5 for 16 ratings 2 hours 23 min.
[Pistachio ice cream]
Pistachio ice cream
Rediscover the real, delicate taste of pistachio in this ice cream with its very definite flavour.
10,420 13.8/5 for 17 ratings 51 min.
[Sicilian Epiphany Pie]
Sicilian Epiphany Pie
This is a Sicilian version of the French Epiphany dessert, the "galette des rois". The puff pastry has a pistachio cream and ricotta filling with diced candied fruit.
7,9183/5 for 2 ratings 1 hour 1 min.
[Vanilla ice cream]
Vanilla ice cream
Rediscover the full flavour of a real vanilla ice cream with this classical recipe.
81,6953.8/5 for 11 ratings 1 hour 7 min.
[Panettone]
Panettone
Panettone is a brioche-style Italian loaf, made with dried fruit (raisins and candied peel) and flavoured with left-over citrus fruit. The recipe is a bit complicated but, above all, it takes time, a great deal of time...
12,8155/5 for 13 ratings 1 day 1 hour 19 min.
[Apple confectioner's custard]
Apple confectioner's custard
For this strongly apple-flavoured version of confectioner's custard (crème pâtissière, or french pastry cream), apple juice is used instead of milk and the quantity of sugar is reduced.
11,9874.6/5 for 11 ratings 21 min.
[Béarnaise sauce]
Béarnaise sauce
This very tasty sauce, flavoured with tarragon, chervil and shallot, with its hint of acidity, is perfect for grilled fish or meats. Its well-known as a difficult sauce, but here are all the tips that you need to succeed.
102,4094/5 for 1 ratings 1 hour 6 min.
[Breton sablé biscuit dough]
Breton sablé biscuit dough
Brittany is famous for its rich, sandy textured "sablé" biscuits. Similar to shortbread, they are made with lots of butter and egg yolk, and just a hint of vanilla. This dough can be made into simple biscuits – already delicious on their own – or used as the base for tarts and other desserts.
2,704 26 min.
[Butter cream]
Butter cream
Butter cream is made with egg yolk, sugar syrup and, of course, butter. These days it has fallen rather out of fashion, probably because it's very rich, but it still has its aficionados. Here is the classic plain version, which you can lighten and flavour as you wish.
61,9774.6/5 for 14 ratings 58 min.
[Confectioner's custard (Crème pâtissière, or French pastry cream)]
Confectioner's custard (Crème pâtissière, or French pastry cream)
Quite similar to crème anglaise but much thicker. It is used in many pastries like choux pastry (pâte à choux) or millefeuille.
271,136 303.8/5 for 37 ratings 36 min.
[Fruit crémeux]
Fruit crémeux
This kind of "crémeux" (it means "creamy", but contains no actual cream) is a basic recipe in the repertoire of French pastry chefs. It is smoother but less frothy than a mousse and uses gelatin to set it as it cools. Often used as a tart filling or in other desserts, crémeux is usually poured to...
6,1775/5 for 2 ratings 40 min.
[Hollandaise sauce]
Hollandaise sauce
This sauce is quite similar to Béarnaise sauce, but with a light lemon flavour. It can be used hot, warm or cold on several things: vegetables, fish, eggs... Not easy to get right, like all "emulsified warm sauces" (Béarnaise, Hollandaise, etc.), but you will find all the tips you need here.
66,457 14.7/5 for 20 ratings 22 min.
[How to succeed in making sabayon (syllabub)]
How to succeed in making sabayon (syllabub)
A sabayon is a delicious and delicate preparation based on egg yolks and sugar, with a liquid added (wine, alcohol, fruit juice, etc), which is then whipped in a bain-marie until it is both light and smooth. Usually sabayon is sweet (syllabub), but you can make it savoury, in which case there is...
126,440 54/5 for 4 ratings 18 min.
[Lemon Confectioner's Custard]
Lemon Confectioner's Custard
This recipe is for a confectioner's custard with a difference: it's a little less sweet than the classic confectioner's custard (crème pâtissière, or french pastry cream) and has double lemon flavour, using both zest and juice, for plenty of tangy lemon taste. It's the perfect filling for lemon...
10,4264.4/5 for 5 ratings 23 min.
[Lime confectioner's custard (pastry cream)]
Lime confectioner's custard (pastry cream)
Taking its inspiration from lemon confectioner's custard, this version has a distinctive lime flavour. Both juice and zest are used to combine the juice's slight acidity with a hint of bitterness from the zest.
801 56 min.
[Pistachio confectioner's custard]
Pistachio confectioner's custard
This is very similar to the classic confectioner's custard (crème pâtissière, or french pastry cream), but its marked pistachio taste brings a distinctive flavour to a whole range of desserts.
1,943 31 min.
[Real custard sauce (crème anglaise)]
Real custard sauce (crème anglaise)
Real custard or vanilla sauce consists of egg yolks beaten with sugar and cooked slowly in vanilla milk. It is the base or the accompaniment for many desserts.
113,236 24/5 for 3 ratings 44 min.
[You should not leave egg yolks in contact with sugar]
You should not leave egg yolks in contact with sugar
You should not leave egg yolks in contact with sugar for too long without beating them, because this contact "cooks" egg yolks and you will get small lumps of hard egg in your mixture.
10,1235/5 for 18 ratings
[Key Lime Pie for Jeremy]
Key Lime Pie for Jeremy
Key Lime Pie is a famous speciality from the Keys region of southern Florida. This delicious tart is usually made with Key limes - a special variety. But in this simplified version, normal limes will work perfectly well.
21,849 13.8/5 for 17 ratings 3 hours 50 min.
[Little lemon biscuits]
Little lemon biscuits
These small, lemon-flavoured biscuits are very easy to make and are inspired by the Italian "biscotti al limone".
10,4285/5 for 13 ratings 1 hour 42 min.

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