Eggs

An Old Favourite

‘Old things are better than new things because they have memories attached’

Do any of you remember this recipe from Stirring Stuff Cookery School days?  I lose count of the number of times we taught youngsters how to weigh , mix and stir these ingredients in our children’s classes and parties. Happy chatter, flour everywhere, and the excited anticipation, as they rolled and then finished the cooking pizza bases with their  favourite toppings.    So easy to make and always a firm favourite. It still is –  judging by the time it took my captive tasters here to demolish an extra large pizza piled high with feta, tuna and olives!  The perfect accompaniment to a family  ‘at-home’ film evening.

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Russian Meringue Cookies

a mound of meringue cookies with easter chick

Chocolate Orange and White Chocolate and Pine Nut Meringue Cookies

 

Something a little different for Easter. These meringue cookies are wonderfully easy to prepare and a great way to use up leftover egg whites from your Easter Lemon Tart. They make delicious gifts and a very sweet ending to an Easter Feast. The texture of these meringue treats is very seductive – wisps of meringue dissolve as you bite into soft chocolate and crunchy nuts. Below I share two of my favourite versions: White Chocolate and Pine Nut , and Chocolate Orange and Pecan Nut.  The white chocolate in the first recipe takes on a tantalizingly caramel flavour, reminiscent of Dulce Du Leche, and the chocolate orange zings with flavour. The most exciting thing for any imaginative cook is that these meringues lend themselves to experimentation – different chocolates and nuts, dried fruits such as cranberries and candied peel. Or experiment with the original Ukrainian/Russian noodle version (see below).

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