Wednesday, January 26, 2011

though let's face it, when it's time for dessert I'm usually too tipsy to do much cooking

I'm not sure if I should include this recipe. I have not yet made it, so I don't know if it works. But, whoever wrote this says it is delicious with bubbles...  so, I will! and in my defence.... it usually takes just two glasses of wine to make me sleepy/tipsy!

Strawberry Sauce
12 - 15 fresh strawberries
1/2 cup good quality berry jam
2 - 3 tbsp fruity liqueur ( grand marnier, kirsch - the booze is optional)

Blitz everything in a kitchen whizz.
Put 1/2 the sauce into a small pot and heat, stirring until boiling
Spoon the remaining sauce into ramekins

2 egg whites
1/4 cup caster sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla

Whisk egg whites to soft peaks, add sugar bit by bit and beat until sugar is dissolved.
Fold in hot berry puree and vanilla.

Spoon meringue over the top of cold berry puree.
Bake 4 - 6 minutes until souffles start to brown. Don't keep cooking until they rise or they will collapse too much as they cool.

Serve immediately with sliced strawberries.

1 comment:

sleepinghorse said...

Me too. Only 2. Sleepy / tipsy too.