This morning was taken up with making these,
The first are chocolate mousse tarts - dont tell anyone but i cheated and used purchased tart cases and filled them with a mousse mix that takes minutes to make but it tastes so yummy!!! The second tool longer to make - they are lemon meringue tartlets and are so yummy i am so glad I gave most of them away!
Here is the recipe:
INDIVIDUAL LEMON MERINGUE PIES
¼ cup caster sugar
2 tabsp cornflour
Finely grated rind and juice of 1 lemon
1/3 cup water
2 eggs separated
6 mini tart cases (mine were 45mm cases)
½ cup caster sugar extra
Combine sugar and cornflour in a saucepan. Gradually add lemon juice and water stirring constantly until smooth. Place over a medium heat and cook for 3 minutes or until mixture comes to the boil and thickens. Reduce heat to low and stir for 30 seconds or until mixture becomes very thick. Remove from heat and add lemon rind, egg yolks and butter and stir till butter has melted. Cool.
Preheat oven to 180°C. Place tartlet cases onto a baking sheet and fill with the lemon mixture. Using an electric mixer beat egg whites and pinch of salt til soft peaks form. Add extra sugar, 1 tabsp at a time, beating well after each addition until mixture is thick and glossy. Spoon or pipe meringue onto tartlets. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Stand for 5 minutes before serving.
The third were simply mini cupcakes with vanilla icing. All of these were delivered to a 16th birthday party that my boys went to tonight. They boys whose party it was, also twins, enjoy my cooking and they are really lovely boys so I offered to bake for their party especially. It is such a joy to bake for people who let you know they appreciate it.
Baking etc took up all my time till lunch and then after lunch I ducked out to buy some bits and pieces. When I got home I had just enough time to sew this - my start on my Rainbow Scrap Challenge for this month's colour of Black. I have cut these tumbers with my GO! and I am hoping to make placemats at the rate of one a week.
That doesn't sound like much but I have so much else to do - Bruce's quilt, Tabitha's baby quilt, marble bags (tell you more when I get them done), things for Ireland and then starting on Christmas presents. So one place mat a week will have to do!
Just had to end on this photo of my pretty Maisy! She makes sure I get my daily dose of love, wags and cute each day!
And just before I go, my friend Celia is having a giveaway - go check it out.
Till next time......happy stitching!