Eggs in one basket

I have a glut of eggs to use up, so have decided to make some meringues, and some Lemon Curd to use the yolks – I love anything citrus, so this is a perfect pud for me.

My one weakness is a kitchen gadget, so that should be several weaknesses – I am the proud owner of a Thermomix, in which, I will make the Lemon curd – but the meringues, I love to watch the slippery whites go from translucent to a glossy, smooth mix, so choose to use my Kitchen aid.

I use 6 medium egg whites and 50g of sugar per egg white, plus a quick squirt of vinegar to ensure they are all sticky inside – approx 40 mins at 95, then leave the oven door ajar (I stick a wooden spoon in the door) till they are cool. This made 24 little meringues, 15 of which I will take to work on Monday to feed to colleagues 🙂

The Lemon curd used up 3 egg yolks and another whole egg, 100g unsalted butter, grated zest of 1 lemon, and juice of 2 – all bunged in the Thermomix for about 12 mins. This makes 2 small jars, so quick and easy to make that you don’t need to bulk cook.

The remaining yolks will become mayonnaise – yum….

Author: emptynestfulltum

Hi - I'm a 49 yo Mum to 3 kids - Jordan (23), Grace (21) and Max (19). And Wife to my lovely Husband, Dave and step mum to 4 fur babies, our cats Eric, Ernie, Cilla and Bobbie. We live on the beautiful Isle of Wight, Hubby and I were born here, and just love our home. As I hurtle towards 50, my life as a full time (working) parent is coming to an end, with my eldest 2 kids living their own lives, and my youngest who started University in September. I realised that this is not a time to be sad, but a time to take time to spend time on some of the things I enjoy doing - mainly cooking, crafting and creating Pinterest boards for said thing s :) This blog is just a way for me to record the next stages of our lives - I hope you enjoy my ramblings...

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