Thanks for all your nice comments recently. I would like to reply to one written by Kwesi (see comments left) on my comment about Lidl chocolate being good quality.
I bought a bar of the revered Green & Black’s Organic Chocolate, which is also good quality and twice the price. The ingredients are exactly the same bar the fact that they are all organic. Lidl J.D Gross range of chocolate contains cocoa mass, cocoa butter, cocoa solids minimum 70% and vanilla, not vanillan as suggested. It’s great to get comments like this one from Kwesi as it means I can be more fastidious about ingredients and things that I recommend. Thanks for that.
Thanks for the comment on my
Mum’s lemon meringue pie which was featured on the homepage http://www.greatfood.ie . This was actually made with the Lemon Meringue Pie mix that was made by Royal. You still need a pastry case, which is my Mum’s area of expertise. Plus you have to whisk up egg whites and sugar for the top, that’s the easy bit. I always enjoyed making up the bright yellow filling, I’m sure it’s loaded with additives but lots of stuff we grew up with was made from packets. I’ll look for a recipe and make it from scratch but I’d like to try the packet too. I’ll have to master the pastry first. I’ll make it as easy as I can.