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August 13, 2012

Caramel & Fruit Meringue




At the moment my kitchen looks terrible. We aren't even halfway with the re-do and it's starting to really {now I want to use a strong word here, but I won't ..} annoy me!

I'm searching for EVERYTHING - even the kettle to boil water. Yesterday, Jacobus asked me where the spreads for sandwiches are "..I think in Cheri's bedroom.." , yes, that's what I answered, because I honestly did not know. As she was away for the weekend, most of the stuff was moved to her room, - we ripped out cupboards that's supposed to move to new spots.

After a while, I remembered .. the whole cabinet with the spreads, was in the dining room and the poor guy could finally make his sandwich. What I am trying to tell you is - the kitchen stuff and everything else is all over the house. Imagine cooking in such a mess!

Then, last night, somehow puppy Rex got hold of a small bottle of Super Glue - fortunately I saw he was chewing something and when I realised what it was, I wrestled it out of his mouth - my hands were covered in glue {and you guys should now how quickly that sticks}, some more spilled on my couch - this dried in seconds, so, I am open for suggestions as  how to get it off?? FYI, Rex is just fine and dandy and my hands still has glue on them.

Back to todays recipe - I wanted to make a dessert which didn't need baking or cooking - my Bobotie was already in the oven, and truthfully, I feel lost in my own kitchen.               {I think even my mind has stopped working}.

I made the recipe up on the go:

Caramel & Fruit Meringue

1 Large Meringue Nest, about 25cm diameter (I used a store-bought nest)
1 cup Fresh Cream, whipped 
3/4 can (of a 397g) Caramel Condensed Milk
1 can (825g) Fruit Cocktail in syrup, drained but keep 1/2 cup of the syrup aside
1 Banana
Lemon juice
Glace Cherries, to decorate (optional)
2 t Cornflour
1/2 t Caramel Concentrate

1.) Fold the Caramel Condensed Milk into the Whipped Fresh Cream - scoop this into the empty Meringue Nest.
2.) Place the Fruit from the can on top of the Caramel mixture.
3.) Slice the Banana and drizzle with Lemon juice to prevent discoloration - Arrange the slices on top of the other fruit  - any way you prefer - Add Glace Cherries (if used) on top.
4.) Pour the retained Fruit syrup in a saucepan (keep 2 teaspoons of the syrup in a small bowl) - gently bring to the boil.
5.) Mix the 2 teaspoons of syrup with the Cornflour - add to the boiling syrup, stir over low heat until thick.
6.) Remove the saucepan from the heat and add the Caramel concentrate - let cool completely.
7.) Drizzle the syrup over the fruit - chill until serving.

I only drizzled about half of the syrup over the dessert and served the remaining separately for everyone to add more if they wanted.

Thumbs were up from all !

Bye-bye now,


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46 comments:

  1. Looks yummy...thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm following you back :)

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  2. Delicioso, todos los ingredientes que tienen me encantan, me encantarĂ­a probarlo. Me quedo a conocer tu blog.
    Saludos!

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    1. Thank you Lola! If I understand correctly, you have all the ingredients? Thank you also for following my blog and commenting.
      Linda

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  3. this looks so yummy love delicious desserts like this come see what I shared at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you - and will do! Have a great week,
      Linda

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  4. It's a very beautiful and very unique meringue-tart.

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    1. Thank you, Winnie - have a great week!
      Linda

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  5. OMG!This looks so yummy and refreshing! I would love for you to come join my Get Social party. You can link up your homepage and promote your awesome blog! http://alivedinhome.blogspot.com/2012/08/get-social-sunday_18.html

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  6. Love your recipe for caramel and fruit merangue! It looks very delicious!

    Stopping by your blog from Mop It Up Mondays (I posted #238 Pizza Sauce).

    Pinned and Tweeted!

    Amber @ The Cook's Sister

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    1. Thank you, Amber! Have a great day {I'll check out your recipe - Pizza Sauces are always welcome}
      Linda

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  7. I have never seen a nest at the store, sounds neat, would have to try it for sure!

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    1. I have made my own before, but unless it needs to be colored or flavored, I take the short way ;-)Have a great week, Sue!
      Linda

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  8. This is beautiful, Linda! Thanks for linking up!

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  9. I will be visiting again to check out your comprehensive "party" list!

    Popped in from Gonna Love It.

    thriftshopcommando.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks for the visit, Tami - and please check out the party list as much as you want - I am constantly adding and updating the list ;-)
      Linda

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  10. This meringue looks delish, I LOVE meringues! Sorry bout the glue, I've got nothing for ya on that one. Have you tried to google ideas?

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    1. Thanks Aimee ! The glue did come off after two days {we have to watch Rex ALL the time - after the glue he chewed up two rolls of painting tape, a {expensive!} roll of strip used in cabinetry .. and that's just to mention a few!} but we enjoy him sooo much - and he knows that ;-)
      Linda

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  11. I have never seen anything like this! How cool looking!

    Thanks for sharing at Mealtime Monday! Can't wait to see what you link up next week!

    Kaylee
    www.couponingncooking.com

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  12. So yummy! Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party!

    Holly

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  13. This looks so yummy! I am wondering if Caramel Condensed Milk is the same as Dulche De Leche? I do not know what would work for the super glue other than scraping with a razor knife. Good luck! Thanks for sharing with Gettin' Krafty!

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    1. Kathie, I think Dulche De Leche is more saucy than caramel condensed milk - to make your own caramel condensed milk , boil a can of ordinary condensed milk in the can in water for around two hours. I used to do this before Nestle introduced the ready-made Caramel kind.
      Linda

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  14. looks super yummy! Thanks for sharing all your wonderful recipes each week at Creative Thursday :)

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  15. Gorgeous! Wish I had an idea how to get the glue off...=( Blessings as you try to manage in your present conditions...UGH! Thanks for linking up at Weekend Potluck.

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    1. Thank you so much, the glue did finally come off after two days - but a bigger thank you for your blessings about my kitchen's condition! As an excellent baker/cook and smoothie maker ;-) I know you realise exactly what a nightmare it is. Have a nice weekend.
      Linda

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  16. I have no idea how to remove superglue! But..we do love meringue in this family, so I'll have to try yours! It looks really good!

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    1. Thanks,Danni - but I think the only real "trick" to get super glue off one's hands is to wait it out, because heaven knows, I tried everything, but after two days it was gone. Have a great weekend and I hope you'll enjoy making the meringue recipe,
      Linda

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    1. It was! I ate the last piece straight from the serving dish (with my hands ..) scraping up all the sauce and pieces of fruit - If I weren't alone, someone might have thought I had no eating manners ;-)
      Hope you have a great weekend, Sarah!
      Linda

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  18. Looks yummy!!!
    Not sure how to get Super Glue out... glad it disappeared in a couple of days!
    Thanks for sharing with my Super Link Party! :-)

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  19. Wow this looks delicious!! Thanks for joining the party at Keep Calm & Link Up! Hope to see you again next week!

    Barbara @ Chase the Star
    chasethestar.net

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  20. This sounds delicious! It IS very difficult to manage in the midst of a kitchen redo -- but with recipes like this you are doing well! Thanks for sharing on Busy Monday!

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  21. You have another winner with this recipe. It is being featured at My MEatless Mondays.

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    1. Thank you! I'll see you at the party - have a great day,
      Linda

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  22. Yum Yum! Thanks for sharing on Southern Sundays.

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  23. This looks absolutely divine! Thank you so much for sharing it. I have featured it today on the Mrs, so come drop in & check it out when you get a chance. I'd love to see some more recipes from you linked up!

    http://www.mrshappyhomemaker.com/2012/08/makin-you-crave-monday_26.html

    Crystal
    MrsHappyHomemaker.com

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    1. Thank you so much ! See you at the party,
      Linda

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  24. Oh my! So glad you got the glue taken care of and the dog is ok! Your meringue looks wonderful as always! Thanks for sharing at All My Bloggy Friends last week! I can't wait to see what you share tomorrow! :)

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  25. Hi Linda,
    This looks so amazing. How do you do this week after week? I am blown away. Thank you so much for sharing with Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party last week. This weeks Link Party is opened at http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/08/free-bee-sweet-hat-pattern-crocheted.html
    Hope to see you there.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above
    www.adornedfromabove.com

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  26. Yummy!! Thanks for linking up to Tasty Thursdays on The Mandatory Mooch. I hope you will link up again this week. The party will be live tonight. www.mandatorymooch.blogspot.com

    Thanks, Nichi

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  27. mmmm.... this looks great. Thanks for linking up at Doodles & Stitches!

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  28. Looks delicious! Thank you for sharing at MightyCrafty Mondays!

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  29. I love the look of this!
    Thank you for linking up to Friday Fascinations! Don't forget to come back and link up to this week's party! http://domesticrandomness.blogspot.com/2012/09/friday-fascinations-6-everything-linky.html

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  30. There you go again with that caramel. lol! YUM-O! I have never seen meringue nests to buy. Sounds and looks delicious! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    Hugs,
    Jann

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  31. I can't believe Rex had the glue!!! Through all that chaos you created this incredible dessert!! It's gorgeous!!! Hope the kitchen re-do turned out! Thanks for linking up to Iron Chef Mom!

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