Monday, 28 May 2012

Raspberries and meringue clouds

Today I donned my pink polka dot apron and decided to attempt making two things I had never tried before: ice cream and meringues. 

The ice cream idea came first. Sunshine like this requires acknowledging with a good dollop of ice cream. I found the recipe in this month's BBC Good Food - Gennardo Contaldo's raspberry and lemon flavour. The recipe requires 3 egg yolks so I thought that instead of throwing away 3 perfectly good egg whites I should have a go at some meringues too.

 For the meringues I used the simplest recipe I could find, on the Channel 4 website (, but added a twist - a drop of pink food dye swirled through the meringue mounds with a skewer. The recipe really was simple, and, if I may say so myself, tasted delicious. Perfect crunch with a fluffy cloud of soft meringue inside.
 With a scoop of sweet and slightly tart ice cream and a handful of raspberries on the side, this very pink pudding tasted exactly like summer. Mission accomplished.


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