Sunday, February 14, 2010

Pineapple Date Meringues

Pineapple Date Meringues

This easy sweet can be served hot or cold. It can be baked early in the day and reheated.

1 tin of sliced pineapple thins. (8 slices in the tin)
30g butter
30g brown sugar
60g dates
2 large or 3 small egg whites
2 + 1 Tablespoons of caster sugar
1 lemon, juice and rind

Remove rind from lemon and drop on to moving blades. Speed 7.
Add dates. and zap for 4 seconds at speed 7
Add sugar, butter and lemon juice and mix at speed 4 for 10 seconds, or until a smooth paste is formed
Put aside , and clean bowl thoroughly
Whip egg whites, with butterfly (no sugar) speed 4 for 3 - 4 mins.
Fold 2 Tablespoons of sugar in when TMX has stopped

Stack 2 slices of pineapple on top of each other. (4 x 2 )
Fill holes with date mixture.
Cover with meringue, and sprinkle remaining 1 Tablespoon of caster sugar over meringue.

Place in very hot oven to set meringue and brown tops. Watch so that they don't burn.

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