November 24, 2013
Swerve, Slide 'n Meringue
How silly can I be. I know that one of the cooking "no no's" in humid weather is to make meringue.
Still, I went ahead but this time I made an Italian Meringue - I had to take something to an afternoon tea and I rather fancied making my Lemon Meringue Slice.
I took instruction from the lovely Brydie with her Lemon Meringue Pie, well, at least for the Italian Meringue topping. I made my own base and filling and then set about with the meringue.
If it wasn't for the moisture in the air, I think it'd be pretty darn perfect. It still did a 'slider' in the car as my friend Sue negotiated the corners with me yelling at her 'take it easy'. No matter. Upon arrival I asked the hostess for a knife and 'slid' the meringue squares that decided to go for a wander back onto their lemony foundations. All good. Rave reviews.
So I reckon she's a keeper. Certainly appears to be far more stable than the regular meringue. Thanks Brydie for the Italian Meringue Recipe. I'm sure in ideal weather conditions it's bang on.