Avonmore Marvellous Meringues

Whip Up Marvellous Meringues

Ingredients

  • 3 egg whites
  • 175g caster sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla essence
  • Avonmore Whipped Cream
  • Seasonal berries to serve: strawberries & raspberries

Directions

 

  1. Firstly, preheat your oven to 200C / Gas mark 1. Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
  2. Whisk the 3 egg whites in a large bowl until they form stiff peaks. You can do this with an electric whisk or a handheld.
  3. Begin to add the caster sugar to the egg whites, one tablespoon at a time, whisking on a high speed between each tablespoon. Mix until stiff.
  4. Once all of the sugar has been added, pour in the vanilla essence and whisk once more. At this point the mixture should be white and glossy and forming stiff peaks. Dollop 6 heaped tablespoons of the meringue mixture onto the baking tray, with an even distance between each.
  5. Bake in the oven for 50 minutes, and then turn off the oven and leave to cool.
  6. Once cooled, add a big dollop of Avonmore Whipped Cream, and serve with berries of your choice.

 

4.33 avg. rating (84% score) – 6 votes

Ardsallagh Goat’s Cheese Soufflé by Darina Allen

Ingredients

  • 75g (3oz) butter, plus extra for greasing
  • 300ml (½ pint) double cream
  • 300ml (½ pint) milk
  • a few slices of carrot
  • 1 small onion, quartered
  • 4–5 black peppercorns
  • a sprig of thyme, a few flat-leaf parsley stalks and a little scrap of bay
  • 40g (1½oz) plain flour
  • 5 organic eggs, separated
  • 110g (4oz) goat’s cheese (we use Ardsallagh), crumbled
  • 75g (3oz) Gruyère cheese, finely grated
  • 50g (2oz) mature Coolea or Parmesan cheese, finely grated
  • good pinch of salt, cayenne, freshly ground black pepper
  • and nutmeg
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves

To serve

  • lots of thyme flowers, if available
  • green salad

Directions

We have several farmhouse goat’s-cheesemakers in Ireland.We use Ardsallagh goat’s cheese, St Tola from Inagh in Co.Clare is also heaven, as is Gortnamona from Cooleeneyfarm in Co. Tipperary and Corleggy from Co. Cavan.We bake this soufflé until golden and puffy in a shallow oval dish instead of the traditional soufflé bowl. It makes a perfect lunch or supper dish. Little individual bowls are also perfect as a starter. Reduce the cooking time accordingly.

Preheat the oven to 230°C/450°F/gas 8. Brush the bottom andsides of a 30cm (12in) shallow oval dish (not a soufflé dish) or six individual wide, rimmed soup bowls with melted butter.Put the cream and milk into a saucepan, add the carrot, onion,peppercorns and fresh herbs. Bring slowly to the boil, and then setaside to infuse for 10 minutes. Strain, discarding the flavourings(we rinse them off and throw them into the stockpot if there isone on the go).Melt the butter, add the flour and cook for a minute or two.Whisk in the strained cream and milk, bring to the boil and whisk

until the sauce thickens. Cool slightly. Add the egg yolks, goat’scheese, Gruyère and most of the Coolea or Parmesan (reservingsome for the topping). Season with salt, cayenne, freshly groundpepper and nutmeg. Taste and correct the seasoning.Whisk the egg whites stiffly and fold them gently into the mixtureto make a loose consistency. Spoon into the prepared dish, scatter thethyme leaves over the top and sprinkle with the reserved Coolea orParmesan.Bake in the preheated oven for 12–15 minutes (or 9–11 minutesfor the individual soufflés) or until the sides and top are nicely puffedup and golden – the centre should still be creamy. Garnish withthyme flowers. Serve immediately with a good green salad.

 

http://cookwithavonmore.ie/recipe/ardsallagh-goats-cheese-and-thyme-leaf-souffle/

    
0.00 avg. rating (0% score) – 0 votes