Meringues with blackberries,raspberries,strawberries @bordbia

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Serves 10

Ingredients

  • 8 egg whites
  • 500g caster sugar
  • 1 teasp. white wine vinegar
  • 1 teasp. vanilla extract.

Summer Fruits & Cream Filling

Summer Fruits

  • 400g strawberries
  • 200g raspberries
  • 200g blueberries
  • 200g blackberries
  • 250g caster sugar
  • Juice of 1 lemon

Cream Filling

  • 500g mascarpone cheese
  • 250g Compsey Greek-style yoghurt
  • Grated rind of one lemon

To Cook

For the meringues

Set the oven to 100ºC and line 2 baking sheets with parchment.  Combine the egg whites, sugar, vinegar and vanilla extract.  In the electric mixer, with the whisk attachment, beat the whites into stiff shiny peaks.  Using a piping bag, pie mounds of meringue 7cm in diameter and 7 cm high onto the baking sheets.  Bake for about 2 hours.  Cool to room temperature.

Summer Fruits

Prepare the fruit and add half the berries to a medium saucepan, add the sugar and lemon juice and simmer gently for 5 minutes.  Process the fruit mixture.  Set aside.

Cream Filling

Whisk the mascarpone, yoghurt and lemon rind together.

To serve

Tap the centre of each meringue to form a nest.  Warm the coulis in a saucepan.  Turn off the heat and add the remaining whole berries.  Spoon the cream filling into the centre of each meringue, followed by several spoonfuls of the fruit.

 http://www.bordbia.ie/consumer/recipes/fruit/pages/meringuessummerfruits.aspx

Flahavans porridge with yummy stuff & orange zest

porridge

Ingredients (Serves 2-3)
  • ¾-1 pint (1½ – 2 cups/350-475ml) of milk (according to desired consistency)
  • 4oz (1⅓ cups / 110g) Flahavan’s Irish Oatmeal
  • Zest of half an orange
  • 1 tbsp. cranberries
  • Toasted flaked almonds to sprinkle
Cooking and Serving Instructions 
  1. Place the oats and milk in a saucepan and bring to the boil.
  2. Reduce the heat and simmer for 3-4 minutes until soft and creamy.
  3. Grate in the orange zest.
  4. Add dried cranberries.
  5. Place in a bowl and serve sprinkled with toasted almonds.

http://www.flahavans.ie