We took in the opening ceremonies of the 2010 Olympic Games on February 12,
around our dining table with Lovella and Terry.
After enjoying fondue we were ready for dessert....
a chocolate fondue along with a birthday cake for Lovella's upcoming birthday.
Meringue filled with whipped cream, toffee and chocolate.
It just melts in your mouth!
-3 egg whites
-1/4 tsp cream of tarter
-1/4 tsp salt
-1 cup sugar
-1 tsp vanilla
-1 t0 1 1/2 pints whipping cream, whipped
-1 square (1 oz) semi sweet chocolate, shaved
-1-2 bars Macintosh toffee, freeze and then with a hammer pound to break into very small pieces. (you can also put it into your blender to break up)
*toffee is sometimes hard to find in bar form, but can be found as individually wrapped toffee.
If you can't find toffee you can substitute with Heath or Skor bars.
Beat egg whites with cream of tartar and salt until soft peaks form. Gradually add sugar and then vanilla, beating very well between sugar additions.
Prepare pans. Cut 2 (10") circles of parchment paper and place on a cookie sheet. Spread meringue in 2 (9") circles on paper. Bake at 250º for 1 hour. leave in oven and turn oven off. Let sit in oven for 1 more hour before removing. Let cool completely on pan.
For filling whip cream and then fold in shaved chocolate and toffee bits. Layer cream mixture with meringues beginning with meringue ending with cream mixture.
Refrigerate at least 6 hours before serving.
Garnish with additional square of shaved chocolate.
Today is Lovella's birthday.
We have been friends for 32 years and
over the years we have celebrated many special occasions together.
This girl loves to celebrate.
She showed up in her Canada shirt, red Olympic mitts,
and if you look carefully under the table....
you will see she even wore her red slippers.
It was Lovella's dream to start Mennonite Girls Can Cook.
Thank you Lovella for
making your dream a reality and bringing me along.
I look forward to eating many more desserts with you,
and celebrating life together as friends.
Blessings to you in the year ahead.
With love, Kathy