Test #2 - The Whisking Test

Using the whisk attachment, mix egg whites on high speed, until ‘Stiff Peaks’ are achieved.  Stiff Peaks are when the egg white mixture becomes ‘shiny’ and stands straight up in peaks.  Once stiff peaks are achieved, the mixture will not come out of the mixing bowl, when turned upside down.

2 eggs whites is a small volume for a bench mixer to mix.  Without a very good bowl-to-attachment ratio (the attachment sits low into the base of the bowl), a mixer could fail this test.

To obtain the greatest volume when beating egg whites, be sure the bowl and whisk are completely clean and dry before use. The smallest amount of grease or water can prevent the whites from aerating

 

Deconstructed Lemon Meringue Pie

Lemon-Meringue-Pie

 

Ingredients

Lemon Curd:
4 eggs
4 egg yolks
1 ½ cups caster sugar
160g butter, chopped
1 cup lemon juice
1 tablespoon lemon zest

Crumble:
100g butter, chopped
¾ cup raw sugar
¾ cup almond meal
¾ cup plain flour
1 teaspoon sea salt

Topping:
600mls thickened cream, lightly whipped

 

 

 

 

Preparation time 25 mins
Cooking time 0 mins
Serves 8 to 12

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