where to find irradiated eggs for tiramisu
I'd like to make Tiramisu for my husband's birthday. It calls for several raw egg yolks and I'm aiming to make sure I don't kill my elderly father in law or make the little cousins sick to their tummies with bad eggs. Is there a source for irradiated eggs in the Southbay (preferably Mountain View, Cupertino, Saratoga, Los Gatos, Campbelll)? Thanks.
I'm not sure about irradiated eggs but it's pretty easy to pasturize eggs. What I've done in the past is bring eggs to room temp, heat pot of water to 160 F, add eggs and let sit 3 minutes. Use in your recipe. This should get rid of salmonella on the outside of the shell - you can do more elaborate pasturization to sterilize the inside - but my understanding is that most salmonella, unless you have really crappy eggs, is on the outside.
A quick google search brings up this:
which seems similar.
Most recipes I've seen cook the egg yolks when making the zabaglione sauce. How does your recipe work?
Sorry for not answering the question.
Thank you for the tip! This technique will work for so many things.
The recipes I'd been looking at were like this one http://www.chow.com/recipes/28946-tra... where there is no cooking. Searching further, I noticed there were plenty of recipes that don't use eggs at all and so I was going toward that. I also noticed the recipes with the double boiler (which makes my lazy heart cringe)" authentic" zabaglione dealie. Now it is nearly 10 PM and I am still looking at the 8 million recipes for tiramisu on the web. Damn the internet!!!!
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