Mum’s note. . .
• I must admit, I’ve been known to use the Christmas cake not eaten from the previous year.
• Meringues are so easy to make, just beat together 1 egg white, 1 tsp vinegar, 1/2cup sugar and 1 tsp water until the sugar has dissolved and the mixture is very stiff. Drop spoonfuls onto a tray covered in baking paper and place in a 150oC oven until the meringues are dry. They will keep for some time in a sealed container for when you wish to use them. They’re always handy to have on hand.