Monday, May 24, 2010


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100gm butter
3 tbs castor sugar, fine grain white sugar
2 egg yolks
1 & 1/4 cups self raising flour
2 tbs berry jam
1 cup mixed berries, fresh or frozen
2 egg whites
1/2 cup castor sugar
1/2 cup dessicated coconut

Preheat oven to 170'C. Line a 20x 30 cm slice tine with baking paper.

Cream butter and first measure of castor sugar until pale.
Beat in egg yolks one at a time, then stir in flour.

Press into lined tin and bake for 20 minutes.

When cooled, don't need to wait until completely cold, spread with jam and top with berries, doesn't matter if they are still frozen.

Beat egg whites until stiff, add second measure of sugar and beat until glossy. Fold in coconut.

Spoon meringue over berries making certain they are covered and bake for another 25 minutes, until golden.

Cool before cutting into even sized squares.

Very yummm and the berries stop it from being too sweet.

I doubled the mixture and wanted more meringue so used a total of 5 eggs. I also added about 2 tablespoon of milk to the base mixture and it was still very stiff to press into the baking tin. This did not make the base cake-like. My slice tin was only slightly larger than normal and I didn't think the base was too thick.

I made this for Mum's 95th birthday and served it for afternoon tea. Left over's kept well for several days although I think it would go mouldy in warm weather as it became very moist. Can be served with a little whipped cream on the side and make a nice dessert.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Lyn's FAVORITE Meatloaf

Lyn's FAVORITE Meatloaf

2 lbs. extra lean ground beef
8 oz can of tomato sauce
3 T soy sauce (I use low sodium/lite soy sauce)
1 T onion powder
1 T dried parsley
ground black pepper to taste
4 cloves of garlic, minced
2 whole eggs (you could use Egg Beaters if you want... I used free range eggs)
1/2 c Parmesan cheese (you want the powdery kind, like Kraft in a can, not shreds. This is the binder).
1 piece of raw bacon (trust me. I used Hormel frozen bacon, 40 calories in 1 slice) cut up as fine as you can

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix everything together in a bowl. I use my hands. Mush it all up good.
Put the mixture into a casserole dish. Smooth the top a bit. Bake uncovered for 1 hour 10 minutes. I checked mine in the center with a meat thermometer (160+). Take it out of the oven and CAREFULLY pour off the fat. Do not hurt yourself. Let the meatloaf rest for 10 minutes, then serve.