Making special plans or an indulgent meal for Valentine’s Day? Desserts and treats made with eggs can be an indulgent way to celebrate.
What’s more synonymous with Valentine’s Day than kisses? These Meringue Kisses from the Incredible Egg will satisfy your sweet tooth. Or share this buttercream frosting , these eclairs, or other desserts with your sweetheart.
Several dessert recipes use only egg yolks or whites, so here are helpful hints to separate eggs and make good use of the leftovers.
Better yet, indulge in two desserts! With a bit of planning, make one dessert that is yolk-based, like custards or tiramisu, along with an egg-white based meringue, soufflé or pavlova. (Recipes courtesy of www.allrecipes.com, Iowa Egg Council and Food Network.)
To ensure you don’t ruin your Valentine’s Day, prepare egg-based dishes safely with these simple cooking and preparation tips. First, make sure you select safe eggs, check the Julian or sell-by date. Store your eggs in the coldest area of the refrigerator in their original carton. Before and after handling eggs, wash your hands, utensils and surfaces with warm soapy water, but do not wash the eggs. Cook eggs thoroughly until both the white and yolk are firm and use a food thermometer, if possible to cook to proper temperatures.