I’m so thrilled I learned something new……MERINGUE!! I’m just over the moon….so happy! Topped with lemon cream and raspberry and mint leaves, I thought it’s the most beautiful dessert I have made so far. I made this for a party at home over the weekend. There was spring in my steps when I went round serving them to my guests. This is definitely going to be a popular item when I have parties. I had much fun making them. They were very delicious to eat, too. The combination of texture, taste and flavour was really beautiful.
Each time I go to the supermarket, I love to look at all the meringues, well packed in their boxes. They come in different sizes and different shapes. I read about it and I just felt it was too challenging. But last weekend I decided to make them.
I made them on Friday. They turned out well, though in different sizes. It was my first time so it’s excusable….hehe. I was so happy I left it outside to put topping the next day. But to my horror, they became soft! So I put into the warm oven again and really glad they firmed up….phew…huge relief! I only put the cream and garnishing just before serving. They were very delicious and well liked by my friends. I was so happy and so proud of myself. It’s again Keep Learning Keep Smiling!
The recipe is actually very simple.
Ingredients A (meringue)
2 egg whites
1t lemon juice
Ingredients B (lemon cream)
1T lemon juice
1T icing sugar
Beat the egg whites in a bowl until soft peaks formed. Add sugar gradually beating until it’s thick and looks shiny like in the above. Add cornflour and lemon juice and continue to beat until combined.
Use a piping bag or icing set fitted with a fluted nozzle, pipe the egg white into little nests as shown. I don’t have an icing bag so I used my icing set to pipe them.
Bake at 150 degrees Celsius for about 20 minutes or until lightly browned.. Turn off the oven and let it cool, with the door slightly open. Remove when cool. I think mine were a little over baked. The ones that I saw at the supermarkets are very white. However, they tasted very good. Meringues are supposed to be chewy and not crispy. Mine had the right texture.
Do you like meringues? Do you have a favourite topping? Please share add and comment in the comment box below.
Quote of the day……
“Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan, ‘press on’ has solved, and always will solve, the problems of the human race.”