Valentine's Day DessertsValentine's Day Pecan Pudding
1 tb Butter Or Margarine
1 ea Large Beaten Egg White
1/3 c Dark Corn Syrup
1/4 ts Vanilla
2 tb Unbleached Flour
1/8 ts Baking Powder
1/4 c Chopped Pecans
1 x Powdered Sugar
In a 15-ounce custard cup microwave the butter or margarine, uncovered, on 100% power for 30 to 40 seconds or just till melted.
Swirl the butter in the custard cup, coating sides and bottom.
Pour the excess butter from the custard cup into the beaten egg.
Stir in the dark corn syrup and vanilla.
Stir together flour and baking powder.
Stir flour mixture into egg mixture. Gently fold in chopped pecans.
Pour the pecan mixture into the buttered 15-ounce custard cup. Microwave, uncovered, on 50% power for 3 to 4 minutes or till the pecan mixture is just set, rotating the custard cup a half-turn every minute.
Sift a little powdered sugar atop. Serve warm with light cream, if desired.
Valentine's Day Meringue Tarts with Strawberries
1 c Sugar
1/2 ts Baking powder
1/8 ts Salt
3 ea Egg whites
1 ts Vanilla
1 ts Vinegar
1 ts Water
1 ea Fresh sliced strawberries
Sift the sugar with the baking powder and salt.
Combine the egg whites, vanilla, vinegar, and water.
Add the sugar mixture, 1/2 teaspoon at a time, to the egg whites, alternating with a few drops of the liquid, beating constantly. When all combined, continue to beat for several minutes.
Place large spoonfuls on baking sheet and shape into shallow cups.
Bake at 225 degrees F. for 45 minutes to 1 hour.
Remove the meringues form the sheet quickly and cool them on rack.
Fill with the strawberries.