I'm still trying to spend some time in the kitchen, where I have chance. I made a quiche - mushroom and cheese - using some of the eggs from the girls in the garden. It tasted good. I didn't put in as much cheese in as usual and used a small amount of double cream rather than creme fraiche. Surprisingly it tasted more eggy! Meringues. At the last WI meeting, there was a cookery demonstration. I came away with a variation on an idea for stuffed mushrooms. And inspiration to try meringues. I have held the belief that meringues are very difficult to do. This theory has now vamooshed into the Ether. Meringues are now in my repertoire of Things I Can Bake. They are mighty sweet though, that I shall tinker with.
So here are my first meringues. I used two egg whites and double the weight on sugar. BAked on a very low heat for just over an hour. I'm chuffed. As well as being inspired to try and bake meringues, I also tasted mangoes and passion fruit. I duly went out the following day and got some of the fruit. Yum Yum, I'm converted. Why wasn't I brave enough to try these fruit before? Oh I also tried Physalis. Makes your ears waggle, but will look out for them when shopping next!