Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Toffee Meringue Dessert

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!

Meringue:
-3 egg whites
-1/4 tsp cream of tarter
-1/4 tsp salt
-1 cup sugar
-1 tsp vanilla

Filling:
-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



23 comments:

  1. This dessert is too deliciously fanciful to exist. I am still dreaming.

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  2. Happy Birthday Lovella. nice slippers. 8-)

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  3. This looks so yummy will have to try it. I also love all your posts. I might not comment all the time but I always come and stop by and see what wonderful recipe you are featuring for us. Thanks so much and I do appreciate your efforts.

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  4. Happy Birthday Lovella.I am glad you started this blog,it is interesting,inspirational and perhaps a bit fattening,but oh so good.Thanks.:)
    blessings,Ruth

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  5. Happy Birthday Lovella....so glad you girls have this blog...you've made many people HAPPY with all the wonderful recipes and Sunday encouragements. This dessert sounds amazing....surely being Meringue it will be healthier.... :o) and I LOVE toffee. YEAH for Canada...you guys got a gold last night with the ice dancers...they SO DESERVED the gold, so beautiful.

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  6. Happy Birthday Lovella...have a great day and keep up the good work with your blog..enjoy the olympics and GO CANADA!!!
    Susan

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  7. This dessert looks like a dreamy, fluffy cloud, almost too good to eat. I am so glad you ladies started MGCC, good idea Lovella. MGCC is a constant resource here in my kitchen. Blessings to you all.

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  8. Can't wait to try this...I love meringue! Wonder what Lovella will "cook up" at age 51. Should be fun!

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  9. Okay girls - this truly is a fabulous dessert! I make it regularly and always get raves. (I got the recipe from my friend Pat) It's got all the qualities of a great dessert for company - not complicated, make ahead, dreamy texture, fabulous taste and looks so impressive served on a fancy stemmed cake plate.

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  10. Happy Birthday Lovella...love the dessert. I agree with one commenter...surely it cannot be fattening with such a light meringue! Oh love the 'getup' too....my red mittens are sitting on two doorknobs....grin...waiting to be worn at a moment's notice! Congrats...have a great day and happy 51st! (I can say that...I am right behind you on that age!)

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  11. Louvella and I share the same birthday - so happy birthday to her too.
    I like the dessert featured, looks light tasting and yummy.
    Great recipes you ladies post about.

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  12. Dessert looks delicious and many happy returns if i'm not too late!

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  13. Go Canada
    Love this blog the recipes and all that you share
    Love Jeanne♥

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  14. Happy Birthday Lovella; and to all the girls thank you SO much for this wonderful, wonderful blog!!! Linda

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  15. OOOOOH. . .thank you Kathy. .such a dear friend you are.
    What did I ever do before I had my Mennonite Girls? You all add another delightful branch of my friendship circle.

    Thank you everyone for the birthday wishes and Lavendar Cottage, Happy Birthday to you too.

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  16. That looks so amazingly good - I wish we could eat it right through the computer screen! I may have to make it at some point. When & for what, I'm not sure....but YUM!

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  17. Aaww...so sweet Kathy! You are lucky to have such a special friendship that has stood the test of time, and I'm thankful that I can call you both my friends as well! This dessert looks so wonderful!! Judy W <3

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  18. Happy Birthday Lovella! I'm very happy you started this blog for all of to enjoy, as well!

    Kathy, your dessert recipe sounds wonderful!

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  19. Before the day is done...I will add my wishes to those of all the rest. I'm sure you had a fabulous day!

    The dessert looks amazing...and I'm going to give it a try one day soon!

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  20. How is it that you folks don't weigh 300 pounds? :-)

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  21. I work with a group of special needs adult and this is a recipe that they would enjoy on a
    saturday afternoon.

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