Meringue crown fit for a queen! #GBBOBloggers2016

Meringue crown

Kaycee (11) was adamant that she wanted to do the final bake after winning star baker with her apple and cinnamon filo pastry tarts 🙂
She wanted to do everything from the GBBO final! I thought about it but after careful consideration, I had to break it to her that we just wouldn’t have the time.
We settled on making just the 3 layered meringue crown with a banoffee filling.

For half term last week, we were in a caravan at Mablethorpe and watched the GBBO there. We had a cooker but as you can imagine, a caravan kitchen is not the best place to attempt a lot of cooking. It would have been impossible to make everything they made on the bake off!

She didn’t get the chance to start the meringue until last night and she put it all together as soon as she got in from school tonight. On Sunday she had committed to helping her friends with their horses. Monday was back to school and she’d arranged to go with friends Trick or Treating Monday night.

We’re having it for dessert tonight and I can’t wait!

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Recipe

To make 1 meringue

4 egg whites
250g caster sugar

For the topping

2 large bananas
200ml double creamed, whipped
Toffee sauce ( we were planning on making own but time just got away from us)

Heat the oven to 130° Fan/150°/Gas 2

Method

Beat the egg whites on medium speed until stiff peaks are formed.

Turn up the speed and add the sugar 1 tbsp at a time, leaving a few seconds between spoons.

When the mixture looks glossy, turn off the mixer.

Draw round a dinner plate onto a piece of baking parchment and place it on a baking tray. Spread the meringue onto the circle. You can pipe a design around the edge at this stage if you like.

Bake in the oven for 1 hour.

After 1 hour, turn off the oven and leave the meringue inside to cool completely.

Place the meringue on a plate.

Whisk the cream until soft peaks form, or whisk for longer if you want to pipe the cream on.

Spread/pipe the cream over the meringue disc and top with sliced banana and drizzle over the toffee sauce.

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meringue crown

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She got a bit stressed here, thinking her piping wasn’t good enough. I think she did brilliantly :oD

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meringue crown

meringue crown

We, that is, Kaycee, Ant and myself would like to thank Jenny for running this wonderful linky. I’m pleased we’ve managed to join in and link up every week. It’s been great fun and both Kaycee and Ant were delighted to be chosen as star bakers :oD

Kaycee started a baking blog a couple of years ago but didn’t keep up with it. Taking part with #GBBOBloggers2016 has really inspired her and made her want to bake and blog more. She’s even started making her own YouTube recipe videos but she’s still learning how to edit so they’re not uploaded yet.
You never know, you may have inspired the next big YouTube baker, Jenny!

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7 Comments

  1. Lucy 4th November 2016 at 9:50 pm

    Lov the look of that toffee sauce dripping off the meringues what great piping skills your daughter has!

  2. Jacqui Bellefontaine 2nd November 2016 at 10:28 pm

    Great photos and look likes lots of fun was had. Bet it tastes great. Banoffee yum!

    1. shelllouise 3rd November 2016 at 7:49 am

      It was delicious and very moorish! I’m sure I’m looking at a gain next week when I weigh in at slimming world though!

  3. jenny paulin 2nd November 2016 at 9:17 pm

    oh this is wonderful – well done Jaycee i think you have done a brilliant job. It is so neat and tidy – your piping skills are great. You have a talented family of bakers i think Shell. I would love to see her baking videos – please let me know her channel once it is live.
    Thank you to you, Ant and Kaycee for baking along the year – i love how it has been a real family affair. Great team efforts all round. Good luck for the judging and fingers crossed we can do it all again soon xx

    1. shelllouise 3rd November 2016 at 7:47 am

      Thanks, Jenny. We’ve all really enjoyed taking part each week 🙂 xx

  4. AndreaB 2nd November 2016 at 5:25 pm

    Amazing job hon x

    1. shelllouise 3rd November 2016 at 7:47 am

      She said thank you 🙂 xx

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