The no alcohol and no sugar restrictions were tossed out the window immediately, but the others I’ve been able to avoid.
Of course the star of the day was our cutie pie. There were copious amounts of smothering fawning, over our grandchild James. I was probably the worst culprit!
As I started dinner preparations, he crawled into the kitchen to keep me company. He’s just learned to pull himself up to stand and found my maxi skirt most helpful :)) Such a brilliant child!
I gave him some wooden spoons and Tupperware… but he seemed much more interested in what I was doing. Lucy wasn’t leaving my side either. She braved the beard pulls and tail grabs to stay glued to my leg.
1 1/2 cups white sugar
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon lemon juice
Put mixing bowl in refrigerator to get very cold.
Preheat oven to 300 and place rack in center of oven
Line large cookie sheet with parchment paper.
With stand or handheld electric mixer, whip egg whites until stiff peaks form.
Gradually add sugar, in small batches, mixing thoroughly after each addition until glossy.
(Most recipes said to add sugar one tablespoon at a time, which I thought was insanely slow, so I added 1/4 cup at a time)
Fold in cornstarch, vanilla extract and lemon juice.
Spoon mixture onto parchment paper lined cookie sheet, making a large circle… building outside edges by ladling excess around edge and leaving a slight indentation in the center.
Bake on center rack for 60 minutes.
Remove from oven and allow meringue to cool completely on cookie sheet.
Place plate on top, flip over and peel parchment paper off.
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
4 tablespoons white sugarDIRECTIONS
Put cans of full fat Coconut Milk and mixing bowl in refrigerator overnight. I used Thai Kitchen.
When ready to make “whipped cream”, remove can from refrigerator, invert and open the bottom. All the coconut water will then be on top and poured off to use in other recipes or chucked. I drank it.
Scoop very thick coconut milk into mixing bowl and whip with electric mixer. When fluffy, add vanilla extract and sugar.
Have you made Pavlova?
It’s basically a huge Macaroon without the top meringue.