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Old 12-20-2012, 09:06 PM   #3971
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I'm making a sponge cake for the trifle. Ack! I got six eggs separated properly. The seventh one, somehow there was some yoke in the white and I didn't notice until I dumped it in with the other egg whites. I tried to fish out the yoke, but it just spread around. I guess we're having an omelette for supper.
TL needs three bowls to crack and separate eggs...how was the omelet?
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Old 12-20-2012, 09:17 PM   #3972
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TL needs three bowls to crack and separate eggs...how was the omelet?
The omelette was good.

I used three bowls! I just didn't notice the egg yoke in the little bowl before I put it in with the other egg whites.
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Old 12-20-2012, 09:20 PM   #3973
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The omelette was good.

I used three bowls! I just didn't notice the egg yoke in the little bowl before I put it in with the other egg whites.
4 bowls...
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Old 12-20-2012, 09:53 PM   #3974
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How would that work?
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Old 12-20-2012, 10:14 PM   #3975
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I'm making a sponge cake for the trifle. Ack! I got six eggs separated properly. The seventh one, somehow there was some yoke in the white and I didn't notice until I dumped it in with the other egg whites. I tried to fish out the yoke, but it just spread around. I guess we're having an omelette for supper.
The next time this happens (andI hope it never does) use the shell to get out the small piece of yolk. It will be drawn to the shell. I have no idea why, it just works for me.
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Old 12-20-2012, 10:20 PM   #3976
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wait up, wait---you guys lost me back there a ways, with all of your talk about multiple egg bowls!! as taxy has just demonstrated so effectively, it is every bit as easy to mix one's egg yolks with one's egg whites using 3 bowls instead of just two.
btw, why is it that the tiniest smidgen of a single egg yolk is able ruin a half dozen egg whites?
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Old 12-20-2012, 10:32 PM   #3977
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wait up, wait---you guys lost me back there a ways, with all of your talk about multiple egg bowls!! as taxy has just demonstrated so effectively, it is every bit as easy to mix one's egg yolks with one's egg whites using 3 bowls instead of just two.
btw, why is it that the tiniest smidgen of a single egg yolk is able ruin a half dozen egg whites?
Because fat (in the yolk) is the enemy of good stiff peaks in whipping egg whites. The best you will get is soft peaks that keep falling over and collapsing. Yolks have fat in them. (As in Cholesterol) When you whip egg whites, they tell you to have really clean bowls. Do not use plastic bowls. There is hidden grease in plastic. But had she used the egg shell to get out the yolk, even if she had to take a bit of the white, it would have worked for her.
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The next time this happens (andI hope it never does) use the shell to get out the small piece of yolk. It will be drawn to the shell. I have no idea why, it just works for me.
I did use the egg shell, but it didn't work.

I have had good luck fishing out pieces of egg shell with the egg shell.
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Old 12-20-2012, 10:50 PM   #3979
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I was going to suggest the egg shell trick as well. It also works for lifting out any stray shell fragments that might find their way into your dish or frying pan.
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Sounds like the yolk got all goobered into the mix, and no amount of egg shell fishing would have saved the whites. Bummer. But the omelet sounds amazing!
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