Oh yes, that's meringue on top of a citrus vodka and Tuaca cocktail creation. Made by Kathy Casey, celebrity chef, mixologist, and entertaining expert, this is one treat that guests will sip up at every chance. Click here for more ways to drink your dessert.
Blue Heaven is located in historic Bahama Village, and is the one-time location of Ernest Hemingway’s boxing ring. When Mrs. Hemingway decided to surprise her husband with a swimming pool at their residence on Whitehead Street, his boxing ring was moved around the corner to Blue Heaven. The factor that sets Blue Heaven’s pie apart is the sky-high mountain of meringue on top. If you want to watch a live demo of the baking process, check that out here.
Lemon meringue pie is a perfectly balanced dessert marked by swirling peaks of sweet, nearly weightless meringue atop a rich mouth-puckering filling. A few tricks are in order, however, to help prevent common mishaps, such as a soggy crust or runny filling. First, the crust must be fully blind-baked so that it gets crisp and firm. A half-butter, half-shortening crust like the one used here has a pleasantly crumbly, tender texture. (Substitute an all-butter crust, if you prefer.) The stove-top custard filling is thickened with egg yolks and cornstarch. It must come to a full boil and then cook for several minutes in order to activate the cornstarch and thicken properly.
Don't be intimidated by fancy French cooking. This versatile meringue recipe is simple to make and has just two — that's right, just two — ingredients. Save the egg yolks for another use, like emulsifying salad dressing.
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Here's a simple recipe for Swiss Meringue, perfect for making frosting or pies. Ideally, you'll have a thermometer to measure the temperature of the mixture precisely. Make sure to use a clean bowl that fits just snugly over the pot without touching the water.
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No one can resist the beauty of a cupcake, but sometimes you're not in the mood for that much sweetness. These cupcakes provide the perfect antidote by adding a tart zing to a plain old cupcake.
A lot of "lemon meringue cupcakes" have you add lemon curd in the middle. However, I believe that curd is time-consuming and doesn't pack enough lemony punch. As a substitute, here we have added actual lemons that are already broiled a bit to caramelize them. It's rare when something is easier and tastes better!
If you have a favorite plain cupcake recipe, you can always just stick to that as your base, but make sure to put in a bit of lemon juice to bring it all together.
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The national dessert of Australia is named for the world-famous ballerina Anna Pavlova. A crisp shell of meringue is topped with whipped cream and a refreshing berry salad. Feel free to substitute light ricotta cheese for the whipped cream or fold some plain yogurt into the whipped cream.
Australian Chef Sarah Wilson says “ I love this sugar-free parfait - in part because it can be prepared (mostly) in advance, it's lush-but-light, looks spectacular and is really rather nutritious. So much so, it's even healthy enough to have as a Christmas brunch meal. Christmas doesn't have to be a sugar-laden, toxic affair and a heavy, hot Holiday meal doesn't have to be finished off with a dried fruit-laden pudding. Dried fruit is up to 70 per cent sugar and a slice of Christmas cake or pudding can contain 5-6 teaspoons of sugar per serve!""My traditional holiday dish to make and eat with my family is Sukiyaki, which is a one-pot soup or stew that is usually cooked at the table as you eat with family and friends. The typical ingredients are beef, vegetables, and tofu,, which are simmered at the table in a shallow iron pot of soy sauce, sugar, and mirin. On Christmas night, my family would get together and eat Sukiyaki which is always a great memory for me. When I was little, beef was really expensive, so my sister and I would always fight over the beef in the dish! It's funny to look back on now, and eating Sukiyaki with my family is one of my fondest memories."
The cake batter in this recipe has meringue in it that gives it that extra light and fluffy texture. Poured on top of crunchy tangerine-flavored caramel and fresh slices of persimmon, it’s the perfect combination of texture, freshness, and sweet.
You'll need a candy thermometer for this recipe, and it's a bit more of a challenge that the other two types of meringues, Swiss and French, since timing is of the essence, but with practice, it'll get easier. Be careful when pouring melted sugar!