Posh Tarts

The queen of hearts, she made some tarts, all on a summers day. Actually, she didn’t. The tarts came from Tesco, and there I found them in the larder, looking all sad, forlorn and underdressed. Something needed to be done to transform them into posh tarts. So using my new found meringue recipe, my trusty…

Down with the Bug

I woke up this morning with the bug. Fortunately not the sickness bug, but the bug that catches you, the one that won’t give up, the one that makes you want to bake. I decided it was time to master the meringue, to have another go at producing something that was not a sloppy, soggy…

Spicing Things Up a Bit

The meringue saga continues. They still leaked even with self controlled whipping. I’m not sure whether I am over beating them still, or meringues, by nature, are sad little fellows? I whipped up a batch yesterday, tried a slight variation on my dusted chocolate meringues, who quite behaved themselves, didn’t stick half as much as…

Soggy Bottoms

It seems I need to work on my meringues. I’m not sure whether its the oven temperature, or my whisking techniques, but they always seem to end up oozing, sticking, and generally having soggy bottoms. I had an idea in my head yesterday of large, piped meringues, lightly dusted with chocolate, huge and fluffy, crisp…