I really wish I had taken lots of pretty photos of these. I was so not in the mood at the time too. Quick warning to those who interact with me in person - stay away if I am hungry. Your life is dependent on this.
A multitude of first world problems had left me in a terrible mood. Luckily my brother knows the danger signs all too well and shoved a peanut butter and jam sandwich in my face as I was driving him and his girlfriend Hannah home. Quite literally shoved with the same sense of urgency that one would have when stabbing an epi-pen into an anaphylactic having a reaction.
We were driving over to celebrate belated Mothers Day. Mum had actually spent the day of maternal appreciation lying in a hammock in French Polynesia so we didn't feel too bad about our lack of preparation.
Jack and I, with our age are becoming less and less imaginative with our present buying. Last Christmas we exchanged with each other 'Eternal Gratitude' for one another. For my birthday he bought me an $8 magnet in the shape of an Edmonds baking powder tin. To be fair it is the best magnet in the world haha but you see our minimalist approach?
We decided to feign the effort and make Mum dessert the evening she and Dad got back in to Auckland. I drew inspiration from the delicious cone that I had at The Tasting Shed a few weeks ago and decided to recreate them myself.
Judging from the number of likes on my Instagram feed I figured people would probably want to know how to make these. It is seriously so easy but I think it looks quite effective. Serving on a plate with a spoon would be a good idea, just so you can smash up the cone and mix in the meringue.
Lemon Curd Waffle Cones
6 waffle cones
1L tub lemon curd ice cream - we used Piako (vanilla would also work)
1/2 cup homemade lemon curd (there is a recipe in this post here)
3/4 cup castor sugar
3 egg whites
Beat the egg whites until soft peaks form then slowly pour in the sugar. Continue to beat until a glossy and thick meringue forms. Be careful not to over beat as this makes the meringue dry.
Place a scoop of ice cream in each cone then dollop over a spoonful of lemon curd. Top with more ice cream and more lemon curd then spoon over a good mound of meringue onto each. Take your blow torch and lightly brown the meringue all over.
Munch and enjoy!
I told you it was so easy :)