Category Archives: meringue

mulled wine macarons

mulled wine macarons

This photo is of easily the worst one of the bunch. I figured you can Google macarons and get a million results of perfect Parisienne treats. But I bet you'd struggle to find another that looks like Audrey.

I have been very lucky - expert tuition on how to make macarons, from the excellent Waitrose Cookery not once, but twice. This time Kenwood were laying on an event to promote their Boutique range. It's … Continue Reading ››

strawberry pizza

strawberry pizza This was supposed to be a strawberry roulade, but the meringue was too fragile for rolling! As a birthday treat for Mrs. Spud, she didn't mind. When I cut into it, it held it's shape nicely to the point where you could pick it up to eat - hence, Strawberry Pizza. Massively inaccurate, but makes me smile.

Strawberry pizza (makes a meringue approx 35cm x 20cm):

For the meringue:

3 egg whites

¼ teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon white wine vinegar

½ vanilla bean … Continue Reading ››

heston blumenthal royal wedding trifle

heston blumenthal royal wedding trifle As soon as I saw this article detailing the Heston Blumenthal Royal Wedding trifle made in celebration of the upcoming nuptials, I knew I had to give it a go. Following the runaway success of Heston's hidden orange pudding during Christmas 2010, Waitrose commissioned the Dinner proprietor to create a refreshing Summer dessert in celebration of the wedding of Prince William and … Continue Reading ››

hairy bikers’ key lime pie

key lime pie
key lime pie
They get an awful lot of stick, but apart from the odd over-produced segment the Hairy Bikers collate an awful lot of good recipes. And always make it look dead easy. Their recent series Mums Know Best, an attempt to ensure family recipes stay in the loop, had a great selection of dishes framed with a gaudily awful village fete theme. Once recipe really made … Continue Reading ››