Passion Fruit Meringues
I like making meringues more than I like eating them. I mean, they are nice and all, but I am not crazy about them. Or at least, I wasn't until the other day, when I had 3 egg whites in the fridge that needed to be used and I decided to make meringues with them. I used caster sugar, and didn't measure (I tend to go by ear, it mostly works...) and decided to try to add a passion fruit too, pulp and seeds. I whisked everything with the kitchen aid, and adjusted with more sugar to compensate for the extra moisture that went into the mixture. Well, I have to say that I was impressed: the best tasting meringues ever for me, I don't know if I can ever have normal meringues again now, these were just so 'tropical' and fragrant!
As a final note: last night we had our Italian Dante Quiz, it was so much fun, and also great to see how much Kiwis know about Italy! If you like click here to see some photos. And of course, thank you to all the participants, and congratulations to the winning teams: I Diavoli Vecchi (first), I Padrini (second) and I Gattini (third)!
Photos and Recipes by Alessandra Zecchini ©