January 23, 2010

PiNk !!!!!

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Please take some time today
our hostess for this

fabulous Pink Saturday Party

to renew your love of Pink.

Bake some Breakfast Strata and pour yourself an OJ

...everything tastes better

when it's served on

Johnson Bros Rose Chintz Pink China


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Strawberry Macaroons

from 'Delicious' Magazine


Ingredients
50g ground almonds
140g icing sugar
2 large egg whites
1 tbsp caster sugar
Pink food colouring paste
3 tbsp good-quality strawberry jam

Method
1. Preheat the oven to 190°C/fan170°C/gas 5. Line 2 large baking trays with non-stick baking paper.
2. Sieve the ground almonds and icing sugar together into a large bowl. Put the egg whites into a separate bowl, and using an electric hand whisk, beat to soft peaks. Add the caster sugar, and whisk until glossy. Fold into the almond and icing sugar mixture, along with a very small amount of the pink food colouring. Mix until just combined and evenly pink – the mixture will reduce as the air bubbles in the meringue burst.
3. Put the mixture into a disposable piping bag, snip off 1cm from the end. Pipe small blobs (about 1 heaped teaspoon each) onto the baking paper, spaced apart, so you have about 50 in total. Set aside for 10 minutes to dry – this is important as it gives the macaroons the correct texture. Bake for 5 minutes, then turn the whole sheet of paper over – the macaroons will be stuck so won’t fall off. Bake for another 4 minutes. Remove from the oven and cool.
4. Peel off the baking paper from the macaroons, then sandwich 2 together with a tiny blob of strawberry jam in the centre. Repeat to give you 25 in total.


Cook the macaroons on the middle and top shelves of the oven, and swap the trays around once the macaroons have been flipped over. Store the macaroons in an airtight container for up to 3 days. ENJOY !!!!



How can you resist Pretty Mixing Bowls....gotta love dots



Even plain old Salt and Pepper looks fabulous dressed in PiNk




My favorite china pattern - Port Meirion Botantic Garden
Keeps nature close by all year
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Happy Pink Saturday Everyone!!

Enjoy yourself today!!

xOxO Nerina


18 comments:

  1. Happy Pinks, Nerina! Great post! I love those polka dotted bowls, too cute! Your Johnson bros are beautiful and I'm crazy over your Port Meirion china!

    Have a lovely weekend!
    Cheers!
    Tina

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  2. Happy Pink Saturday to you Nerina... the macarooons sound sooo yummy! I love those pink salt and pepper shakers... and your favorite china is my favorite too! (LOVE Nature!)... xoxo Julie Marie

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  3. I just LOVE those first plates!! I have to admit I'm not one that gets excited over dinnerware, but those plates are fabUlous!! I have some bowls very similar to the polka dot ones:)

    Have a wonderful Pink Saturday, Nerina!

    ((Hugs))

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  4. Nerina, that first pattern is my MIL's! And oh, how I love Port Meirion! That cabinet is as happy as can be! And the polka dot bowls just make me happy. Are the salt and peppers vintage? I had a friend who collected pink and green Depression Glass that looks similar.

    Yep. You've got good taste in china and other things, too. :-)


    Happy Pink Saturday...

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  5. What a wonderful Pink Saturday post! I just ♥ the fact that each of us shares such a variety of items - that's one reason why this event is never boring. Always something fun, new, lovely or interesting around the corner.

    Thanks for sharing a part of yourself today☺ Cold, gloomy day today but, as always, bright and sunny on the Pink Saturday blogs.

    ♫Wishing you sunshine and happiness this weekend!♫

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  6. what gorgeous PINKS!!!! have a wonderful weekend

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  7. That's my favorite china - my grandmother had a set and I am slowly collecting it myself! Happy Pink Saturday!

    xo
    Claudia

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  8. Very pretty in pink this weekend!!

    Looove that salt and pepper shaker!!
    and can you pass me a yummy pink treat please?!

    xo
    Kay Ellen

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  9. Happy Pink Saturday!


    Love all these china!


    ~ Gabriela ~

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  10. Nothing like a pink breakfast! *love*

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  11. Happy Pink Saturday !!! I have enjoyed visiting your blog and viewing your lovely photos - the salt and peeper set is my favorite. Please a wonderful new week.

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  12. Save one of those Strawberry Macaroons for me. Recipe sounds like they are really, really yummy. Nice job on your Pink post.
    Joyce M

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  13. Oh, beautiful all! I made chocolate macaroons over the holidays and they came out perfectly the first time. I'm not sure what caster sugar is so will have to investigate, but I would love to do the strawberry ones.

    Happy Pink Saturday! (a little late)

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  14. I love all your beautiful pinks today..the salt and pepper is so pretty..and I love,love the pattern on the teapot china set. Happy Pinks..have a great week.

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