Not exactly Valentine's Day

As a family, we don't take Valentine's Day terribly seriously.It isn't exactly a Jewish holiday.

We do tend to deal with it in a low key jokey way. Tonight I have made a nice dinner, and I even made dessert. I made these meringues more or less out of  Leah Leonard's Jewish Cookery. I added shaved chocolate to her basic recipe.

You see them arranged on a silver plate footed dish that came from my husbad's family. The pretty napkin is from Vivian.

pre heat oven to 250
2 egg whites
beat in large bowl until foamy
add a few grains salt
keep beating until stiff but not dry
in a different bowl combine 
 1 1/2 C sugar and  1/8 tsp cream of tartar
add sugar mixture to eggwhites by teaspoonfull
add a tsp vanilla and keep beating until white hold a peak

add shaved chocolate

put a sheet of parchment paper on a baking sheet
using two teaspoons, place spoons full of meringue on baking sheet

bake 40 minutes or until crispy and done

let your son eat the left over raw meringue. He will then be happy to wash the bowls and the beaters.


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