vrijdag 27 november 2009

More Chai :-)


The Chai recipe I posted yesterday really started something :-)

So yes, please send me YOUR favorite Chai recipe too.

Debby Lovell has a wonderfyul recipe for Chai Meringues.

3 egg whites
1 c. granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon cardamom
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves


Beat the egg whites with an electric mixer at low until they get foamy, then at high speed until they form stiff peaks.
You should be able to turn the bowl sideways without the egg whites moving.
Your bowl and beaters must be grease-free for this to work properly!
Gradually add sugar a little at a time while beating at high speed.
When all the sugar has been beaten in, the egg whites will look shiny.
Add the spices and beat in as briefly as possible.
Drop the mixture into small mounds on baking sheets that have been covered with foil or parchment paper.
Bake at 250 degree Farenheit for 90 minutes.
Turn off the oven and leave the meringues to sit.
Don't open the door!
Let them sit overnight (preferable) or at least until the oven cools.
Remove them from the foil and store in an airtight container.

For those Chai lovers amongst you who are still looking for the perfect Christmas present, have a look at this little gem:

Diana Rosen has done an excellent job of blending the romantic culture with the traditions of making and serving tea that transcends all classes and castes of the India subcontinent. After reading 'Chai' I ordered six more copies as gifts for my close friends. Everyone who enjoys a cup of tea, and what it can bring, will love this tasty and instructive book.

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