Tuesday, August 9, 2011

One egg-white for dessert!

Lunch for me is usually just vegetables and rice. If the veggies are not enough, or if I'm really hungry I stir-fry the rice in corn oil, with sauteed garlic and onions. Then I mix in an egg-yolk until its cooked. I avoid eating a whole egg since I always feel so full after the meal.
This time I thought of cooking the egg-white. Adding sugar to it, and a drop of vanilla essence is the simplest way of turning it into a dessert. But here's the trick - the egg-white has to be beaten. Manually with a fork, of course! You don't need power tools to do this. Besides, there's not much to clean up after enjoying your dessert ;)
After beating the egg-white stiff, add about 2 tsp. sugar, continue beating, then add a drop or two of vanilla essence. Pour the beaten mixture in a baking pan, and bake until just about cooked and browned on top. I just baked it in a toaster oven for a few minutes. Here is the finished product and its called a meringue. Maybe next time I'll add some cream of tartar to improve texture. Thought it probably won't make much difference if I'm making it for myself to be eaten at once ;)

P.S. I had to crop the photo since it looked like a gross sculpture :p