Dairy & Eggs Answers

Freezing egg yolks

Can egg yolks be frozen and saved for later? I make meringues, and I make Hollandaise, but not often on the same day!

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Beating egg whites

How do you get egg whites to form stiff, firm peaks? I separate the yolks from whites, wait until they are at room temperature, then mix with a hand whisk. T...

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Cooking for a challenged child

My friend's son has a food disorder. He cannot tolerate lactose, casien, whey powder, egg, or anything milk related – i.e. protein, powder, etc. Could you pl...

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Storing soy milk

I am curious about soy milk safety. I know that with cow's milk, one can generally use it one or two days after the "best before" date, without too much trou...

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Egg whites & frosting

I was wondering if you can make whipped cream or frosting from egg whites. Can you? What's the recipe if you can?

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Can you freeze eggs?

Can fresh eggs be frozen for later use (out of the shell, of course)? The best buys in eggs are in a package of 18. For two people, it’s a long time to keep ...

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What is heavy cream?

When a recipe calls for "heavy cream," what should you use? Does canned milk go into this category, or half and half, or whipping cream?

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What is sweet heavy cream?

What is "sweet heavy cream?" It is for a Caramel Cream Praline Apple Pie that I am dying to try.

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What is Chantilly cream?

What is Chantilly Cream? I saw a recipe on TV today that looked like it had whipped cream on top, but they said that it was Chantilly Cream.

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What is Greek yogurt?

What is Greek yogurt? I don't know how it differs from regular, or non-Greek, yogurt.

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Making & storing sour cream

Is it possible to make thick, creamy sour cream at home? Since sour cream is "sour" already, how long can you keep it in the fridge?

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