Monday, 28 May 2012

Lazy Afternoon

Feeling a bit over-heated and thinking it is perhaps time to cool down after this hot hot heat? We think you should try out our kiwi and lime meringue mess summer cooler.

IngredientsServes 2
1 stick rhubarb (needs to be washed and trimmed, chopped and gently poached or baked in thick sugar syrup to absorb the juices)
2 kiwis (thinly sliced)
Handful of green grapes
½ Melon (cubed)
½ Coconut (cut into small cubes)
Crème Fraiche

For the lime juice
50ml Icing Sugar
2 tbsp coconut milk
Juice from whole squeezed lime

For the meringue
For quickness these can be bought, or to make:
2 eggs
4oz caster sugar

For the meringue (if you’d prefer to make your own)
-       Preheat oven 150C
-       Separate the eggs, placing the egg white in a bowl ready to be whisked
-       Switch the whisk on to a slow speed and whisk the egg whites for a couple of minutes, or until bubbly
-       Then continue to whisk the egg whites for another minute or so at a medium speed and then at a high speed until stiff peaks are formed
-       Still at a high speed, add in the sugar by tbsp, until you can see the mixture is stiff and glossy
-       You will then need to spoon the mixture onto a non-stick baking sheet
-       Put into the oven at 150C, but reduce to 140C until they are baked. Leave them in the oven until they are cool.

For the main dessert
      -     Place prepared melon, rhubarb, grapes and kiwi at the bottom of a bowl
-       Add the crushed meringue and bits of coconut on top
-       Decorate with any left over fruit (we used raspberries as well)
-       Drizzle the lime juice on top
-       Best served with a dollop of crème fraiche or vanilla ice-cream and a cool glass of homemade pink lemonade (use sparkling water with juice of lemon and homemade raspberry syrup and mint)

Enjoy and cool down in sweet style.

By Melodie Walter

3 love letters:

Yuma said...

Looks like yummy!and these are beautiful photos;)


Catherine said...

This looks perfect! :) x

KT of said...

It's really early in the mornign btu all these deserts are making me hungry. Lovely photos btw!

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