There are a lot of recipes in my Grandmother’s books which use egg yolks, “tocino de cielo” which is a rich egg yolk flan, “Yemitas” which are like truffles only made with egg yolks and sugar, these were traditionally made around Christmas time at least back then, as they called for more “expensive” ingredients. It therefore seems logical that she would have a recipe which called for the egg whites which would have been left over in abundance if she made any of the above.
I can’t say I remember eating this dish, but whose to say she did not make it regularly. It might not have been one of my favorites!
I cheated with this recipe …there I said it. I didn’t use the eggs stated in the ingredients, I bought a carton of egg whites and used the amount required. It saves having to go through a number of eggs which I would not have used in any other manner. Waste not want not, never a truer saying.
The end product was delightful.. I feel like I am running out of adjectives to use for the final result as delicious, scrumptious and yummy have been repeated ad nauseam throughout all my recipes!!