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Can buttercream have egg white?

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    Philip Chang
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    Hi All,

    I am interested to sell Macaron in NorCal area, and am concerned about buttercream filling having egg white in it since per the approval list that’s not allowed.

    However, I am seeing a few CFOs already selling Macaron in California. So the question is how do you bypass this requirement? Do you make buttercream filling vegan? Dairy-free?

    Thanks in advance,
    Philip

    #5787 Reply

    David Crabill
    Keymaster

    I’m not a macaron specialist, but if egg white is absolutely essential, then one possibility would be to use pasteurized eggs. However, my guess is that people selling macarons either have them approved with egg white, or do not use it in their fillings. You can check with your health dept to see what they would approve.

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    Barbara
    Participant

    I believe that if the egg whites are cooked to a certain temperature, it will pass the non-potentially hazardous test, but you should check with local health authorities to confirm that the recipe is acceptable.

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