Wednesday, 5 September 2007
When I was younger,
so much younger than today,
I never needed anybody's help in anyway
Actually what I meant to say before that Beatle's song jumped into my head and took over was that, when I was young, say about 9 or 10, I absolutely LOVED Nutella. I would happily slather it thickly on soft slices of white bread and make 3 tiered Nutella sandwhiches. You could say they were my very own Nutella Big Mac.
Now, that is not to say that I don't love Nutella anymore. I still do and whenever I buy it, I still make my 3 tiered sandwhiches. The reason I dont buy it is that it is just so sinfully delicious and fattening and generally bad for the general health and all things should be taken in moderation and too much of a good thing is bad for you, not to mention that my wife frowns when I overindulge in anything, which is what I generally do, and not just with Nutella. Yeah, I can be a bit of a porker and thats not good for the general health of things.... I think you get my drift. Which is all really quite sad really - Coz I REALLY love my Nutella!!!
Anyway, having got that little rant out of my system, I decided to make meringues for dessert to go with the Lasagne. My niece, who is also my Goddaughter, loves meringue. I thought the idea of slathering Nutella over the meringues would be particularly delicious too. AND... I would have leftover Nutella to slather on to slices of white bread and make my Triple Decker Nutella Sandwhiches!
BwwaaaaaHaHaHaHaHaHaHAHA! Was I brilliant or what!
So to make it, all you do is whisk 3 egg whites, 3/4 cup of sugar and a pinch of cream of tartar together until stiff. I use medium speed on my electric hand held mixer. Then you pipe out pretty litte shapes and bake in a preheated 160C oven for about an hour or till lightly browned. They may still feel a little spongy in the oven but will become crisp once cool.
Then, spread generously with Nutella and wolf them down!
The kids loved it and I reckon they taste a little like chocolate covered honeycomb, you know like Cadbury Crunchie or Violet Crumble. Very, very tasty indeed!