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I am NOT a born cook :(

WillowFae

Gold Member
S: 17st3lb C: 11st1lb G: 9st6lb BMI: 29.3 Loss: 6st2lb(35.68%)
#1
But at least I am trying!

I have just finished making the meringue for my pavlova and it didn't go too well.

I was whisking on full speed for about 40 mins (I took a bit off the time for the times I had to stop because my arm ached holding the whisk). When I put it on the baking tray it was still a bit runny at the bottom :( It didn't go all glossy like the recipe said it should :(

And then, after it had been in the oven for 5 mins I realised that I forgot to add the cornflour, cream of tartar, and vinegar :(
 
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kazpeza

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S: 11st0lb C: 9st7lb G: 9st7lb BMI: 21.5 Loss: 1st7lb(13.64%)
#2
lmao least you tried,i was gonna make that once to take to a friends but i cant cook meringue either so i did a sw rifle instead least i knew i couldnt stuff that up
 

WillowFae

Gold Member
S: 17st3lb C: 11st1lb G: 9st6lb BMI: 29.3 Loss: 6st2lb(35.68%)
#3
The plan HAD been to take it to the inlaws tomorrow! I put a couple of small dollops of meringue apart from the main bit so that I can taste it first!
 

kazpeza

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S: 11st0lb C: 9st7lb G: 9st7lb BMI: 21.5 Loss: 1st7lb(13.64%)
#4
oh well its only the inlaws i sure they wont notice or at least wont mention it lol
 

Chuffy_29

Bring it on!
S: 103.19kg C: 100.47kg G: 92.53kg BMI: 37.8 Loss: 2.7kg(2.64%)
#5
i'm trying the chocolate ones in this months mag today...hopefully they'll be ok :(
 

judimac

Mad old Bat with Attitude
S: 14st5lb
#7
Oh bless you! At least you're trying! But meringues aren't the easiest thing to start with. If there's the slightest fat in the bowl you're doing it in then they won't whip! I was looking for cheap whisking machines online this week(the name escapes me! I've had some wine!) and you can get them for little over £5! So I think I'll get myself down to Tescos and get one.
Anyway what I really wanted to say, (in my befuddled way) is your in/ outlaws are very lucky to have you!
 

WillowFae

Gold Member
S: 17st3lb C: 11st1lb G: 9st6lb BMI: 29.3 Loss: 6st2lb(35.68%)
#8
Well, the meringue had the consistency of squashy polystyrene and went straight in the bin :(
 

lulubelz

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S: 15st12lb C: 13st10lb G: 10st7lb BMI: 30.1 Loss: 2st2lb(13.51%)
#9
hee hee. that sounds like my kitchen!!
 

squiddie

Starting Again!
S: 27st9lb C: 23st12lb G: 10st10lb BMI: 50.8 Loss: 3st11lb(13.7%)
#10
I LOVE meringue. I found if you add the sweetner at the start, it doesn't whip up, so boo to that. I love it when it's crispy on the outside and gooey in the middle...mmm... oo lost my train of thought, oh yeah, if you add a sprinkling of sugar (about a tbsp) it crispy's a lot better :D
 


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