Thursday, February 16, 2012


This was so incredibly light and fluffy and yummy! Perfect Valentines Day treat! My wonderful man cooked dinner and then helped me bake goodies for dessert. Exactly what I love :)

Oh and there was the cute little puppy he got me but Summer ate it (it was stuffed, no cannibal here). Typical.

Matt beating the egg whites.

 Meringue!! (See how full that pan is? Bad idea)

 In the oven! Please excuse the dirty glass, it is not my oven.

  And this is why the small cake pan is not the best idea!

Lightly browned. Reminds me of Jiffy Pop.


 and then it fell :)


Meringue with fresh whipped cream and strawberries


8 egg whites
1 tablespoon white vinegar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups sugar
Fresh strawberries
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon powdered sugar

Place egg whites in a mixing bowl and let stand for 30 min. Add the vinegar, vanilla, and salt and then beat on medium speed until soft peaks form. Gradually beat in sugar, about 2 tablespoons at a time, on high speed until stiff glossy peaks are formed.

Spread into a spring-form pan (cake pan is not a good option) and bake at 300 degrees for 50-60 minutes or until lightly browned. Let cool before cutting or removing. Meringue will fall!

To make the whipped cream combine the heavy whipping cream, vanilla, and powdered sugar ingredients in a medium bowl and beat on high until a delicious whipped cream is formed.

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