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Sun, May. 16th, 2010, 03:53 pm

In a fit of boredom, I decided to make meringues today.

Mind you, I didn't own any kind of mixer, and the store where I decided to buy one (the hardware store around the corner, which has a surprisingly well-stocked kitchen section) only had a hand-mixer.

Well, all I can say is it successfully worked out my antsy feeling to grind with that thing for an hour, but never did my meringue become the fluffy stuff depicted in the recipe, so I eventually just dumped it in the bottom of a cake pan, and we're getting some kind of meringue-puddle thing in an hour or so.

(It's still tasty minus the fluffiness, though!)

Mon, May. 17th, 2010 03:50 pm (UTC)

People used to make meringues by hand, you know. Just saying :)

Mon, May. 17th, 2010 04:16 pm (UTC)

I know, it astounds me! The arm strength of those cooks must have been a force to be reckoned with!