Monday, June 27, 2022

Brown Sugar Nectarine Muffins #MuffinMonday

These Brown Sugar Nectarine Muffins are the perfect snack or on-the-go breakfast, not too sweet and filled with healthy fruit. Your family will love them! 

Food Lust People Love: These Brown Sugar Nectarine Muffins are the perfect snack or on-the-go breakfast, not too sweet and filled with healthy fruit. Your family will love them!

Seasonal fruit-filled muffins are one of my favorite things to bake. I always feel just a little more virtuous when I know my ingredients are mostly sourced locally and I’m fortunate that my nearby grocery store proudly displays the origin of their produce. 

A couple of years ago, I ordered a box of Georgia peaches from the The Peach Truck – you’ve probably seen their ads on social media lately – and while the peaches were wonderful, they had come a good distance to get to me. Also, the minimum order is 25 lbs. I must have lost my mind to think three people could eat 25 lbs of peaches!

I made pie. I made jam. I made spicy chutney. We ate COUNTLESS peaches! Finally, I cut them off the pits and froze sliced peaches with a little sugar in Ziploc bags. I learned my lesson though. Never ordering from The Peach Truck again! At least not alone. Perhaps someday I’ll share a box. 

Besides, I really do prefer nectarines with their smooth skins. Just me?

Ingredients for 6 muffins
3/4 cup or 94g all purpose flour
1/4 cup or 50g brown sugar, plus extra for topping
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 ripe but firm nectarine (about 6 oz or 170g whole)
1/3 cup or 80ml milk
1/4 cup or 57g unsalted butter, melted and cooled
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Method
Preheat the oven to 350°F or 180°C. Line a 6-cup muffin pan with baking cups or grease the pan with a little oil or butter.

Discard the pit from the nectarine and cut it into small pieces. Set aside six pieces to top the muffins. 

Cut up peaches, pit removed

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, cornstarch, baking powder and cinnamon. Stir in the big pile of chopped nectarines and separate the pieces, coating them all with the dry ingredients.


In a separate bowl, whisk together the milk, melted butter, egg and vanilla. 


Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and fold until just combined. 

The dry ingredients in a mixing bowl, with the wet ingredients on top

Scoop the batter into the prepared pan. Top each with the reserved piece of nectarine and sprinkle a bit of brown sugar on top of each muffin. 

Muffin batter in a six-cup muffin pan, topped one piece of nectarine and some brown sugar.

Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Set on a wire rack to cool. 

Just baked muffins.

Enjoy!

Food Lust People Love: These Brown Sugar Nectarine Muffins are the perfect snack or on-the-go breakfast, not too sweet and filled with healthy fruit. Your family will love them!

It’s the last Monday of the month and that means it’s Muffin Monday! How is June almost over already? Check out the lovely muffins my blogger friends are sharing with you. 

#MuffinMonday is a group of muffin loving bakers who get together once a month to bake muffins. You can see all of our lovely muffins by following our Pinterest board. Updated links for all of our past events and more information about Muffin Monday can be found on our home page.


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Sunday, June 26, 2022

Summer Squash Gratin

This summer squash gratin with bacon elevates simple crookneck squash from fine to fabulous with a topping of Parmesan, breadcrumbs and pine nuts.

Food Lust People Love: This summer squash gratin with bacon elevates simple crookneck squash from fine to fabulous with a topping of Parmesan, breadcrumbs and pine nuts.

Crookneck yellow squash is one of the summer crops I most look forward to although, oddly, they’ve been turning up in my supermarket more often year round. I guess they are being shipping in from somewhere but I always think of them as a southern summer vegetable so I mostly wait for the appropriate season to buy. 

Like asparagus, it takes away from their specialness when they are available all the time! Ditto peaches, nectarines and watermelon. Those are never as sweet as the local summer ripened fruit. 

Summer Squash Gratin

You can substitute zucchini for the squash if you can’t get them. This is the perfect recipe for when there’s a zucchini glut!

Ingredients
3 1/2 oz or 100g smoked bacon
2.2 lbs or 1 kg crookneck squash
2 large cloves garlic, minced
3 1/2 oz or 100g freshly grated Parmesan (or gruyere)
1/2 cup or 70g fresh breadcrumbs 
1/3 cup or 35g pine nuts
Canola or other light oil for greasing the casserole dish

Method
Remove the ends of the squash and slice them into circles. 


Cut the bacon into small pieces and cook until crispy in a large skillet. Remove the bacon from the skillet with a slotted spoon, leaving behind the rendered fat.


Brown the squash in the bacon fat. Do this in batches so you don’t crowd the pan. We want some nice color on both sides.


Preheat your oven to 350°F or 180°C and lightly grease a casserole dish with oil. 

Once the squash has browned, tip all batches back into the skillet with the garlic and crispy bacon. 


Cook for a few minutes, stirring occasionally. Spoon the mixture into a casserole dish. 


In a mixing bowl, combine the cheese and breadcrumbs, then top the squash with them. 


Sprinkle on the pine nuts.


Bake in your preheated oven for about 40-45 minutes or until the gratin is well golden on top.

Food Lust People Love: This summer squash gratin with bacon elevates simple crookneck squash from fine to fabulous with a topping of Parmesan, breadcrumbs and pine nuts.

Enjoy! 

It’s Sunday FunDay and today we are sharing fresh garden harvest recipes. Many thanks to our host, Renu of Renu Cooks. Check out all the lovely recipes below.

 
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Thursday, June 23, 2022

Passion Orange Guava Bundt Cake #BundtBakers

This Passion Orange Guava Bundt Cake is baked with the reduced juice of all three fruits for a tender, tropical cake with a delicate sponge. The glaze is optional but I highly recommend adding it for extra flavor and prettiness.

Food Lust People Love: This Passion Orange Guava Bundt Cake is baked with the reduced juice of all three fruits for a tender, tropical cake with a delicate sponge. The glaze is optional but I highly recommend adding it for extra flavor and prettiness.

This month our Bundt Bakers' host chose a prior event as our theme and asked that we recreate one of the Bundt cakes from June 2014. It was the first year of the Bundt Bakers group which we started in January after the prior group called Bundt-a-Month disbanded.

I was immediately attracted to the passion orange guava Bundt cake baked by my friend, Felice, from All That’s Left are the Crumbs. Felice and I have been baking/blogging friends for many, many years and I know that her cakes are always delicious. 

So I duly added my choice to our list and forgot all about it for a while. When it came time to bake the cake, I started searching for the juice Felice had used. It’s apparently a common combination in Hawaii where, according to Felice, it’s known as POG and Hawaiian Airlines even serve it as a welcome drink when you fly between the islands. 

Well, I’m here to tell you that I don’t think it’s being exported from Hawaii anymore. I came across lots of instances on the internet where people were asking where to get POG now. My search led me to various websites that Google told me mentioned it, but they were all out of stock. 

So I had to make my own. 

As I mentioned on my creamy avocado yogurt dip post, I brought this cake to a friend’s house for dessert, so please excuse the terrible lighting on the cut cake photo. 

Passion Orange Guava Bundt Cake

If you cannot get POG - passion orange guava juice - where you live, use 2/3 cup or 156ml of each juice to make the combo. This is probably going to leave you with three containers of juice to finish off but no worries because you can just mix them all together and pretend you are flying between the Hawaiian islands. Add some rum. I won’t tell. 

This recipe is adapted from All That’s Left are the Crumbs. Felice adapted hers from Cake Simple by Christie Matheson.

Ingredients
For the cake:
2 cups or 480ml passion-orange-guava juice (or see note above for sub amounts)
1 cup or 227g butter, at room temperature, plus extra for the Bundt pan
1 cup or 200g granulated sugar
1/2 cup, packed, or 100g light brown sugar
2 1/4 cups or 280g all-purpose flour, plus extra for the Bundt pan
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
3 eggs, at room temperature
1/2 cup or 120ml milk

For the glaze:
1 cup or 125g powdered sugar
3-4 teaspoons passion-orange-guava juice

Method
Pour the passion-orange-guava juice in a small saucepan and bring to a boil.  Lower heat and continue to cook until reduced to about half a cup. This thickens and darkens a bit as it cooks down.

Preheat the oven to 325°F and prepare your 10-cup Bundt pan by coating it generously with butter then flour. 

Whisk the flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl until thoroughly combined.


In the bowl of your stand mixer, beat the butter with the two sugars medium speed for 2 to 3 minutes, until light and fluffy.  Scrape down the bowl with a rubber spatula and add the first egg. 


Add next two eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition until incorporated. 


Beat in the reduced passion-orange-guava juice. 


With the mixer on low, add the flour mixture (in two increments) alternately with the milk, beginning and ending with the flour and beating just until combined. 

Spoon the batter into the prepared pan, smooth the top and bake for about one hour, until a cake tester comes out clean.


Let the cake cool for about 15 minutes, then invert on to a cake rack and let it cool completely.


To make the glaze, mix 3 teaspoons juice with the powdered sugar. Add the last teaspoon of juice, if necessary, to get pouring consistency. 

When the cake is cool, drizzle or pour on the glaze.

Food Lust People Love: This Passion Orange Guava Bundt Cake is baked with the reduced juice of all three fruits for a tender, tropical cake with a delicate sponge. The glaze is optional but I highly recommend adding it for extra flavor and prettiness.

Enjoy! 

Food Lust People Love: This Passion Orange Guava Bundt Cake is baked with the reduced juice of all three fruits for a tender, tropical cake with a delicate sponge. The glaze is optional but I highly recommend adding it for extra flavor and prettiness.

Check out all the tropical Bundts my Bundt Bakers are sharing today. Many thanks to our host, Patricia of Patyco Candybar and to Wendy of A Day in the Life on the Farm for her behind-the-scenes assistance.

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Sunday, June 19, 2022

Creamy Avocado Yogurt Dip

This easy creamy avocado yogurt dip is both mellow and tart, with a hit of spice from the jalapeño and garlic. It’s perfect with veggies or chips!

Food Lust People Love: This easy creamy avocado yogurt dip is both mellow and tart, with a hit of spice from the jalapeño and garlic. It’s perfect with veggies or chips!

The other night we were invited to a get-together of my oldest friends, by which I mean, to clarify, the group of friends I’ve been friends with the longest. We are all about the same age. Many of us have been friends since we were nine years old, others joined the gang later and some met even earlier in first grade. 

I wanted to contribute to the evening’s festivities so I made this dip and also baked a tropical Bundt cake. (Stay tuned for that recipe this Thursday.)

As we usually do, we told stories on each other and laughed so hard! It was one of the best nights we’ve enjoyed in a VERY long time. To my delight, this dip was a hit! I have to agree. It is GOOD. And so easy!

Creamy Avocado Yogurt Dip

This dip can be made earlier in the day you want to serve it but do cover the surface snugly with cling film so air can’t touch the top and refrigerate, if not serving immediately. I have no idea if that old wives' tale is true but I also saved the avocado pits and tucked them in there too.

Ingredients
1/2 cup or 122g Greek yogurt
2 fresh, just ripe avocados 
1 clove garlic
1 small fresh jalapeño
small bunch cilantro (see photo for guide, let's not get too hung up on size/weight here)
1 teaspoon cumin
1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
Juice from half a lime (about 1 1/2 tablespoons)

Method
Smash and mince the garlic. Remove the stem and finely chop the jalapeño. You can remove the seeds if you don’t like things too spicy. I leave mine in. Remove the tough stems and roughly chop your cilantro.


Into the vessel of your food processor, add the yogurt.  Cut the avocados in half and remove the pits. Use a spoon to scoop the avocados into the food processor.


Add in the garlic, jalapeño, cilantro, cumin, salt and lime juice.


Whiz until smooth.

Food Lust People Love: This easy creamy avocado yogurt dip is both mellow and tart, with a hit of spice from the jalapeño and garlic. It’s perfect with veggies or chips!

Enjoy with crudités or chips. We NEEDED potato chips that night. Don't judge. It's NOT guacamole, but this would also be good with tortilla chips. I bought black pepper and salt chips and they were awesome. 

Food Lust People Love: This easy creamy avocado yogurt dip is both mellow and tart, with a hit of spice from the jalapeño and garlic. It’s perfect with veggies or chips!

It's Sunday FunDay and our theme/ingredient of the day is yogurt. Check out all the recipe links below. Many thanks to our host, Sue of Palatable Pastime.

 
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Friday, June 17, 2022

Crunchy Oven Baked Butterflied Shrimp

Food Lust People Love: These crunchy oven baked butterflied shrimp are dipped in a flavorful batter before being coated with panko. Tender inside, crunchy outside! And so, so good!

These crunchy oven baked butterflied shrimp are dipped in a flavorful batter before being coated with panko. Tender inside, crunchy outside! And so, so good!

A couple of years ago, I was looking for a recipe for oven baked chicken tenders and I came across one on Recipe Tin Eats that sounded wonderful. I made them that night and ever since, I’ve used a variation on the dipping batter for chicken tenders and various other things like my salt and vinegar chip crusted cod fingers and these butterflied shrimp. 

The first time I made the shrimp, the little tails stood straight up when I baked them so I said to my family that I really had to make these again for a blog post, they are so cute! Maybe I butterflied the shrimp a little deeper this time because, although they are just as crunchy and delicious, they aren’t as perky. 

But it’s taste that matters, right? 

Crunchy Oven Baked Butterflied Shrimp

These shrimp can be made a few hours ahead of serving up to the point where they are in the refrigerator. I like to serve them with either my easy homemade tartar sauce or when I’m feeling lazy, a mixture of 2/3 ketchup and 1/3 ABC Extra Hot Chili Sauce, which can be found in many Asian markets. 

Ingredients
1 lb or 450g peeled shrimp, tail on (about 22 extra large)
3/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
Freshly ground black pepper
Ground cayenne pepper

For the batter: 
1 egg
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
2 tablespoons flour
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

For the breading:
1 1/2 cups or 120g panko-style bread crumbs

For baking: Olive oil cooking spray

Method
First clean and butterfly the tail-on shrimp. Pop them in a bowl. 


Dry them well then season with salt and pepper. Stir gently to make sure the whole bowl is seasoned. 


Add the batter ingredients to a large plate with sides and whisk till combined. 


Measure the panko into a mixing bowl. 

Coat the shrimp with the batter, allowing any excess to drip back on the plate. 


Dredge the coated shrimp in the panko.


Put them on a baking pan lined with silicone or foil, for easy clean up. Continue till all shrimp are coated and dredged. 


Preheat your oven to 400°F or 200°C and put the shrimp pan in the refrigerator while it preheats. 

 When the oven is hot, spray the shrimp lightly with olive oil cooking spray.  

Bake the shrimp for 8-10 minutes in your preheated oven, or until the outsides are crispy golden and the little tails turn up a bit. Turn the pan around halfway through to make sure the shrimp brown evenly. 


If you’d like a little more crunch and color, you can turn the oven to broil for the last couple of minutes but do watch like a hawk so you don’t end up burning the shrimp, especially any upturned tails. 

Serve immediately with the dipping sauce of your choice.  

Food Lust People Love: These crunchy oven baked butterflied shrimp are dipped in a flavorful batter before being coated with panko. Tender inside, crunchy outside! And so, so good!

Enjoy!  

It’s the third Friday of the month so that means it’s time for my Fish Friday Foodie friends to share seafood recipes. I’m hosting and our theme is battered and crusted! Check out all the links below. 



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Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Peanut Butter Babka Buns #BreadBakers

These peanut butter babka buns have a tender crumb filled with a delicious ribbon of peanut butter in a slightly sweet dough. 

Food Lust People Love: These peanut butter babka buns have a tender crumb filled with a delicious ribbon of peanut butter in a slightly sweet dough.

If you’ve never made babka before, these buns are an easier entry point to learn. In real babka loaves, the baker must stretch the dough out super thin but with these rolls, you can just roll the balls out with a rolling pin. 

My son-in-law was the babka master and it was such a pleasure to watch him in action. He managed to stretch the dough so thin you could see the grain in the wooden table below it. Truly impressive.  Like everything Dai did in the kitchen, he did it to the highest level possible. I give you example one: 


I hope he’d be proud of my buns, even if they are a sacrilegious flavor. Traditional babka are chocolate, as above,  or cinnamon. 

Peanut Butter Babka Buns

Like any enriched dough, that is one with eggs and/or butter, this one is quite sticky initially. You can make it by hand with great effort but I highly recommend the use of a stand mixer. 

Ingredients - for 6 buns
2 teaspoons active dry yeast
3 tablespoons lukewarm milk
1 2/3 cups or 208g all-purpose flour
1/8 cup or 14g nonfat powdered milk 
1/4 cup or 25g sugar
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 large egg
1 egg white (save yolk for egg wash before baking)
4 1/2 tablespoons or 63g room-temperature unsalted butter
Canola or other light oil for drizzling the dough bowl and greasing the muffin pan

For the peanut butter filling:
1/2 cup or 125g peanut butter, slightly warmed
1 1/2 tablespoon dark brown sugar
3/4 teaspoon vanilla
pinch salt

Egg Wash:
1 egg yolk, whisked with drizzle of water

Method
In the bowl of your stand mixer, combine the yeast with the warm milk and set aside for  few minutes to activate the yeast. You should start seeing some foaming and bubbles which tell you the yeast is still alive. 

Add the flour, powdered milk, sugar, salt, the whole egg, egg white and butter.


With the dough hook, mix together all of the dough ingredients to form a mostly smooth, shiny dough. Don't worry; what starts out as a sticky mess becomes beautifully satiny as it kneads. Knead this dough on medium speed for about 5 minutes.

Drizzle a little canola around your dough and use a spatula to lift the dough and coat the bowl under it so the dough ball isn’t stuck to the bowl. 


Cover the bowl with cling film and let it rise for 1 1/2-2 hours, until doubled, or overnight in the refrigerator.

To make the peanut butter filling: Place all of the filling ingredients in a bowl and beat until thoroughly combined.


On a liberally floured surface, dump the dough out and form it into a rectangle.  Divide the dough into 6 equal pieces and roll them into balls. Cover with a damp cloth. 


With the first piece of dough, roll it out into a 4 1/2-inch wide by 12-inch wide long rectangle. 


Spread a few teaspoons of the filling evenly onto the rectangle, stopping before the edge. 


Roll the rectangle tightly, in a horizontal fashion, into a log. 


Transfer the log to a platter that can fit in your freezer and put it in there. Repeat with the other pieces of dough. Transfer the logs to the freezer as you make them. 

Brush the muffin pan with canola and set aside. 

Remove the first roll of dough you made from the freezer and trim off the edges on both sides of the roll. Using your clean kitchen scissors, cut the roll in half, lengthwise, almost all the way to the end, so the striations of the dough and filling are visible. Leave the very end connected on one side. 


With the cut sides facing up, place the left side of the log over the right and then repeat with the right over the left until you've braided or twisted the two together. Pinch the cut end closed. 


Shape the braided dough into a circle, making sure the "ends" go past the circle and overlap one another. 


Tuck the long ends under the up through the center hole.
 

Transfer to the greased cavities of your muffin pan. Repeat with the remaining logs.  


Cover with a clean kitchen towel and allow to rise 1 hour or until the rolls have risen out of the muffin pan. Preheat the oven to 350°F or 180°C

Gently brush the tops of the buns with egg wash and transfer to the oven to bake for 15-17 minutes, until lightly golden brown.


Allow to cool in muffin pan for 5 minutes and then move to a cooling rack. 

Food Lust People Love: These peanut butter babka buns have a tender crumb filled with a delicious ribbon of peanut butter in a slightly sweet dough.

Enjoy! 

Food Lust People Love: These peanut butter babka buns have a tender crumb filled with a delicious ribbon of peanut butter in a slightly sweet dough.

It's time for my Bread Bakers group to share recipes for babka! Check out the links below. Many thanks to our host, Kelly from Passion Kneaded


#BreadBakers is a group of bread loving bakers who get together once a month to bake bread with a common ingredient or theme. Follow our Pinterest board right here. Links are also updated each month on this home page. We take turns hosting each month and choosing the theme/ingredient.

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Sunday, June 12, 2022

Classic Eton Mess

A Classic Eton Mess has three essential ingredients, beautifully ripe strawberries, meringue and whipped cream. It can easily be made with store-bought meringues, for a simple yet lovely dessert, pretty enough for company.

Food Lust People Love: A Classic Eton Mess has three essential ingredients, beautifully ripe strawberries, meringue and whipped cream. It can easily be made with store-bought meringues, for a simple yet lovely dessert, pretty enough for company.

The folklore behind the quintessential English dessert, Eton Mess, is that it was created when a group of Etonians, students at that famous school, were headed out for a picnic, a meringue topped with whipped cream and berries stashed in the car. The story goes that one of their dogs stepped on the dessert, crushing the meringue and generally making a mess of it. They ate it anyway and declared it delicious.

But if Wikipedia is to be believed, the truth is rather less romantic. The classic Eton mess was first mentioned in print back in 1893. To quote that source, “Eton mess was served in the 1930s in the school’s ‘sock shop’ (tuck shop), and was originally made with either strawberries or bananas mixed with ice-cream or cream. Meringue was a later addition. An Eton mess can be made with many other types of summer fruit, but strawberries are regarded as more traditional.”

Classic Eton Mess

This can be made in one big bowl from which you will serve with a spoon or in six individual bowls. The pistachios are not traditional but they add a lovely pop of green to the Classic Eton Mess. If you are making your own meringues, start one day ahead of assembling and serving this dessert to leave plenty of time for the meringues to dry out and get crunchy. 

Ingredients
1 1/2 lbs or 680g ripe strawberries
1/2 cup or 100g sugar
Pinch salt
1­-2 tablespoons orange liqueur (e.g. Triple Sec, Cointreau or Grand Marnier)
1 1⁄2 cups or 360ml whipping cream 
18 small meringues­ - homemade or store-bought 
2 tablespoons pistachio slivers, optional

Method
Hull and chop the strawberries roughly.


Put half of the chopped strawberries in a small pot with the sugar, a good pinch of salt and a tablespoon of water. 


Cook over a medium heat for about 3­-4 minutes, crushing the strawberries lightly with a fork or potato masher when they start to soften. Cook at a low boil for another 3­-4 minutes, until the strawberries and syrup that is created have thickened somewhat.


Put the hot strawberries in a heatproof bowl, stir in the orange liqueur and leave to cool. 


Stir in the rest of the strawberries. Cover with cling film and refrigerate until completely chilled.


Once the strawberries are cold, whip the cream into stiff peaks. Divide it in half and fold one quarter of the strawberries into half of the cream.

To serve, make small layers from the bottom: 
1. strawberries 
2. pink cream (with strawberries)
3. 2 small meringues, crumbled roughly 
4. white cream (plain)
5. strawberries 
6. slivered pistachios (if desired) and a whole mini meringue on top.

Food Lust People Love: A Classic Eton Mess has three essential ingredients, beautifully ripe strawberries, meringue and whipped cream. It can easily be made with store-bought meringues, for a simple yet lovely dessert, pretty enough for company.

Enjoy! 

Food Lust People Love: A Classic Eton Mess has three essential ingredients, beautifully ripe strawberries, meringue and whipped cream. It can easily be made with store-bought meringues, for a simple yet lovely dessert, pretty enough for company.


It’s Sunday FunDay and what could be more fun than some great dessert recipes. Check them all out below. Many thanks to our host, Sneha of Sneha’s Recipe

 
We are a group of food bloggers who believe that Sunday should be a family fun day, so every Sunday we share recipes that will help you to enjoy your day. If you're a blogger interested in joining us, just visit our Facebook group and request to join.


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Food Lust People Love: A Classic Eton Mess has three essential ingredients, beautifully ripe strawberries, meringue and whipped cream. It can easily be made with store-bought meringues, for a simple yet lovely dessert, pretty enough for company.