December 07, 2023
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Lemon Meringue from Green Olive at Red Hill

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Green Olive at Red Hill, a unique winery, restaurant, and olive grove, offers a complete farm-to-table journey. Delve into their culinary world as they present their recipe for Lemon Meringue.

Part 1. Meringue

Ingredients

  • 4 egg whites
  • 300g caster sugar

Method

  • Preheat the oven to 90°C and line two baking trays with non-stick baking paper
  • Use an electric mixer to whisk egg whites until stiff peaks form
  • Gradually add the caster sugar to the egg whites while the mixer is running
  • Mix until all the sugar has been incorporated
  • Continue beating until the mixture forms glossy, firm peaks
  • Transfer the meringue mixture into a piping bag and pipe out circular shells onto the prepared trays
  • Bake at 90°C for 2 hours or until the meringues are dry
  • Allow to cool completely

 

Part 2. Lemon Curd

Ingredients

  • 150g sugar
  • 5 egg yolks
  • 75g butter (diced)
  • 125g lemon juice

Method

  • Use an electric mixer to combine the sugar and egg yolks
  • In a pot over the stove, melt the butter with the lemon juice
  • Pour this hot liquid into the bowl containing the sugar and egg yolk mixture
  • Mix well to combine the ingredients
  • Rinse the pot
  • Return the mixture to the clean pot and stir over medium heat with a wooden spoon until the curd is cooked
  • Whisk and cook the mixture until it reaches a thick, creamy consistency, which will take about 10 minutes

 

Part 3. Rhubarb Jam

Ingredients

  • 200g chopped rhubarb
  • 160g sugar
  • Juice of 1/4 lemon

Method

  • Combine all ingredients in a pot and bring to a simmer
  • Stir occasionally, allowing the mixture to thicken, which could take about 20 minutes
  • Allow the jam to cool
  • For an extra smooth consistency, puree the jam using a blender
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