Friday, 8 October 2010

Being a thrifty cook, rather than waste a couple of egg whites, I buy raspberries and a pot of cream, and I turn the oven on for an hour, and I make meringues.
(Look after the pennies, and the pounds will spend themselves.)
The recipe says 'makes 15.'
No, it doesn't. It only made six.
(I'm afraid I'm not a very dainty person.)
But though I say so myself, they looked good enough for Mary Berry.
Even if not quite as good as the ones my mum used to make for Sunday tea.

6 comments:

Sue said...

Meringues are one of my favourite things. I have 9 egg whites in my freezer waiting to become meringues and Mary Berry is my basking guru.

mary said...

I love the idea of a basking guru, Sue! But I know what you mean ... give me the old-fashioned ones over the Nigellas any day.

Sue said...

I hate when that happens!
The great thing about old-fashioned recipe writers is that they call for ingredients I actually have. I've just been looking in Nigella's Domestic Goddess book for an apple cake recipe and the only one she has calls for walnut oil. Why?

mary said...

I think I've got some rancid walnut oil in the cupboard, Sue. One of those one-off purchases for a recipe that was made once.
I used to like Katie Stewart, too ... what happened to her? You never hear of her any more.
But I wish I could gag Sue Perkins. She drags down every foodie programme she appears on.

Sue said...

Which is precisely why I haven't been watching the baking programme she's been on.

mary said...

She's appalling, isn't she? Her worst was that historical food series - with that other great twit whose name I can't remember. I couldn't bring myself to watch it. So dumbed down.