One of the most unpleasant things about confectionery is the smell of egg in the desserts. After all, there is nothing more disappointing than taking a sweet mouthful of candy and feeling an egg flavor or odor.
But how to reduce the smell of such an important ingredient? We have separated some practical and super easy tips to do at home to solve this problem! Test some of them and find out your favorite shape 😉
Use fresh eggs
First of all, always make sure you are using fresh eggs! It may seem like a silly tip, but those eggs that stay longer in our refrigerators end up having a stronger smell and taste.
It is also worth spending a few minutes in the market choosing the perfect tray. Pay attention not only to the expiration date, but also the appearance of the egg. Never buy eggs that are slightly cracked or have a very strong smell.
Oh, and here on the site we already count what is the best way to preserve the egg and how to know if it is spoiled.
Add vanilla essence or extract
You must have heard or read somewhere that where the egg goes, the vanilla goes after it. That is, whenever possible, add extract or vanilla bean. If you do not have these two options at home, the vanilla essence also works. Just be careful when dosing the ingredient, so that the vanilla flavor does not stand out too much.
Beat the eggs well
Rush is the enemy of perfection, as the saying goes. In the case of egg recipes, don’t be in a hurry to beat. The ideal is that the eggs are well mixed so that the smell diminishes. In addition, the flavor of your dessert will taste more balanced and the texture will be smoother.
Sift the egg yolks and whites
Eggs are the stars of many sweets, as in Quindim or in Confectioner Cream. When preparing desserts like these, if you have time and patience, sift the egg yolks and whites separately.
And don’t squeeze the yolk with the spoon to sift faster, okay? In doing so, the yolk film will also pass through the holes and the work will have been done in vain. Slowly shake the sieve and, if necessary, gently stir the egg with the help of a fork.
For people who didn’t like the idea of vanilla extract / essence, a few drops of lemon are also a solution. In addition to the smell of the egg practically disappearing, the candy will have a delicious citrus touch.
Who already applies one of these tips when preparing desserts?