Sorry for the long title, I guess we need to think of a better name…
We are in this period of Christmas when the decorations are up, which does limit the house renovation that can be done, and the daylight hours short, and the weather terrible, meaning outside work is stopped beyond the necessary animal care, and we have the unusual – time on our hands.
Actually, those of use that make craft things to sell, or haven’t made the presents they plan to make, have plenty to do.. but himself indulged in some foody fun, and wanted an excuse to make Italian meringue – saying, as usual ‘well how hard can it be’
Well it’s a cheap hobby, and as chief taster, I’m not going to complain
So he made blackcurrant ice-cream, layered it on chocolate brownies, smothered them in Italian meringue (which turns out to be easy, yes) and heat treated – resulting in a warm crisp outer -smoother than smooth fluffy meringue cold ice cream that was delicious with the chocolate.
The only problem was they were a bit too big, but we did our best. Obviously I told him it wasn’t quite right and he needed to try again 😉