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Old 04-27-2006, 12:54 PM   #1
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Question about egg yolks in frosting

Hi all,
I have seen a couple of recipes for chocolate frosting
that have a raw egg yolk in them.

Why is the yolk in them?
Can I make it with out the yolk?
I am a little wary of using raw eggs in a recipe.
Any thoughts on the subject

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Old 04-27-2006, 01:02 PM   #2
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It probably makes it a great consistency, but honestly, unless my chicken laid the egg that morning, I wouldn't use a raw one! just mho.
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Old 04-27-2006, 01:06 PM   #3
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I bet it's buttercream, right?

Egg yolks are a traditional ingredient in some types of buttercreams, for the creamy texture (I think).

I would not leave out the egg in whatever recipe you have. Instead I would

1. Look for a different recipe that either tempers the egg yolks, uses only egg whites (in which case you can use "Egg Beaters") or does not use them at all; or

2. See if your supermarket sells pasteurized eggs which are safe to eat raw.
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Old 04-27-2006, 01:47 PM   #4
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Egg yolks in chocolate will make the chocolate thicken to almost a solid mass.
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Old 04-27-2006, 02:11 PM   #5
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here is one of the recipes
Chocolate Butter Cream Frosting
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup strong, hot, brewed coffee
2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
4 egg yolks
1/2 cup butter
2 tablespoons dark rum


1 Put chocolate chips into a dry blender, and process into powder. Stop blender and scrape chocolate away from the sides and bottom. Pour in the hot coffee and blend until smooth. Add the sugar, yolks, butter and rum, blend until smooth, about 15 seconds.


I think i'll just stick to frostings without the egg.
I don't see what it really adds to it.
what do you think?


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Old 04-27-2006, 02:13 PM   #6
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Egg yolks in chocolate will make the chocolate thicken to almost a solid mass.
like fudge ????
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Old 04-27-2006, 02:20 PM   #7
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like fudge ????
More like a truffle filling which contains chocolate, cream, flavoring and egg yolks. I do not make mine with egg since I do not feel it is needed and will need to be refrigeated.
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Old 04-28-2006, 08:28 AM   #8
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Thanks Everyone for the help.

I am glad I found this site ;)
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Old 04-28-2006, 05:55 PM   #9
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Buy some nice organic eggs then eat them raw with abandon. Unless of course yourself (or the people you are serving it too) are either quite young or quite old.
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