It’s unbelievable how time flies. A year ago on the tenth of July I blogged my first recipe. My little babay, Domi’s Bake Farm, is now one year old and this has to be celeberated properly. But how? Do I organize a contest with lots of prizes or do I spend this day in a more private way? It took me some time to decide. Although I would have loved to give you nice little presents for your loyalty, I opted for a small celebration with my loved ones instead. And when inviting guests for an afternoon coffee party, you need a cake. I didn’t want an ordinary birthday cake with a candle on top. No! I baked this meringue garnished with fresh strawberries and a pistachio cream.
I have to admit the actual cake differs quite a bit from that one in my head (which is very often the case). I wanted a snow-white meringue which would sparkle with the red strawberries and the light green pistachio cream. But some things never turn out the way you expect. I wasn’t satisfied with the crunchiness of my meringue, so I raised the temperature and left them in the oven for a few more minutes. And…well..before I knew what was happening, my meringue went from white to brown.The desired colour effect was gone, but it turned out to be a true work of art nonetheless.
If you trust the taste buds of my guest and me, and if brownish meringue is as appetizing for you as the white one, you can try out my recipe:
If you prefer white meringue, stay tuned. It won’t be the last time I tried this recipe. Or maybe you have some ideas for me? Just let me know.
Before letting you go, I have a teeny-weeny knickknack for you: I will finally offer a newsletter. It’s outrageous that you had to wait a year for something like that. I hope this will give joy to some of you.
With this in mind,
I am looking forward to a few more years with you, my loyal readers.