Thursday, November 24, 2011

Thankful for...

Finally being able to make meringue!!  Yes it's true, this simple yet tricky mixing of egg whites and sugar has eluded me for the past few holidays.  Whenever I have tried to make it it always came out to runny and not at all like the beautiful glossy peaks you see in the recipes.  What's the secret you ask?  Room temperature eggs (I left mine out overnight) and a heat proof bowl.  I mixed my ingredients in a plastic bowl, making sure it was squeaky clean beforehand (any oil can contaminate the egg mixture). That's it, that's all!

My family are serious foodies (my parents cooked a "test" turkey a few weeks ago).  So I decided to make a test pie at home first, as to make sure it would not disappoint.  I found this recipe in the Nov issue of Martha Stewart.  Trust me when I say this pie is as delish as it looks!  I'm off to watch the rest of the Macy's Day Parade in my pj's!  Have a healthy happy Thanksgiving :)


5 comments:

Juliette Crane said...

this looks so delicious! we're not having pie today, but i just might need to make something sweet :)

having a wonderful weekend!

-juliette

inspirationCOOPERATIVE said...

Mmm, can I come over? :) Love how you captured the process from start to finish. Thanks also for the meringue tips. I made homemade marshmallow once (similar process, I think?) and these tips would have been great to have up my sleeve, for sure.
Have a great weekend!

Carol said...

Hi Liz, I just read Juliette's blog and she mentioned about your meet up (which I wasn't able to make this time) and what a great photographer you are. She's right! Your photos are wonderful. I just want to reach in and grab a piece of pie. I hope to meet you at one of the other meetups.

Lauren said...

I absolutely adore meringue! I just brown mine in the oven though! Next up for you my dear, is a Pavlova!

Liz said...

Lauren.. what's a pavlova? Sounds to good to be eaten!