Monday, 22 December 2008

Snowmaggedon baking!

Sunday's snowmaggedon storm blew and added to the already 20 cm of snow from Friday. Some say we received 25 cm more.
This Monday morning, blue sky and sunshine! We are digging out.

There was so much snow we had a neighbour come with his tractor to dig out the driveway, just could not possibly shovel this amount.
The snowbanks are 5 feet tall.
Urn well covered with snow
From the street
I have no idea where the snow from a storm that is coming on Tuesday will go!
So Sunday was a hunkering down day and what else I baked, thank goodness we did not lose power.
My friend Jan makes a wonderful square I love, and she has kindly shared her recipe for Raspberry Meringue Squares.
Prep , apron at the ready.
Homemade freezer Raspberry jam on shortbread base
Folding in ground almonds to meringue
Baked and ready to indulge.
This makes either a 8x8 pan or in italics a 13x9 pan.
1/2 c.(1 c.) butter
1/2 c.(1 c.) icing sugar
2 (4) egg yolks
1 1/4 c. (2 1/2 c.)flour
3/4 c.(1 1/2) raspberry jam
2 (4) egg whites
1/4 tsp. cream of tarter
1 c. ( 2 c. ) ground nuts
For the crust, cream all ingredients together til smooth. Pat firmly into a 8x8 pan ( 13x9 ) Bake at 350 for 12 minutes.
Spread baked crust with jam. Beat egg whites with cream of tarter to soft peaks. Gradually add sugar beat until stiff peaks. Fold in nuts. Spread over jam layer.
Bake 20 to 25 minutes more.


Rosanne said...

What a lot of snow you received! wow!
Those squares look great!

Patsi said...

The Raspberry Meringue Squares look yummy !
Wow ! Lots of snow. Hope it wasn't too hard digging out.
The few times that we get snow like's a BIG event. Living near the ocean in south NJ keeps it a little warmer so maybe a foot of snow a few times a year is all we get.
Best Wishes,

Shady Gardener said...

Trying to catch up! These look wonderful! (If I hadn't used my raspberries in muffins this morning...) hmmm! ;-)