Step-by-step guide to Making Meringue 2.0

Meringue 2.0 or meringue is a type of dessert, often associated with French, Swiss, and Italian cuisine, made from whipped egg whites and sugar, and occasionally an acidic ingredient such as lemon, vinegar or cream of tartar.

This treat can be enjoyed during the autumn months with a delicious meal to match. Today, I will be teaching you my version of meringue with chocolate sauce and vanilla ice cream.



1.) First make the ice cream. In a small saucepan, heat the cream with the sugar and allow to reduce by half. Leave to cool

  • 750g of cream
  • 180g of sugar

2.)  Transfer the mixture to a standing mixer with paddle attachment and start to mix. Carefully pour in liquid nitrogen until frozen, then reserve in the freezer

3.) Preheat the oven to 85°C

4.) To prepare the meringue, beat together all of the ingredients until stiff peaks form

  • 200g of egg white
  • 400g of sugar
  • 1 pinch of Sarawak black pepper
  • 1 pinch of lemon zest

5.) Transfer the mixture into a piping bag. Line a metal tray with greaseproof paper and pipe circles of the meringue on top, about 10cm in diameter. Bake for approximately 3 hours, then remove from the oven and allow to cool

6.) For the chocolate sauce, place the chocolate and butter in a small saucepan and gently melt. Remove from the heat and whisk until fully combined

  • 100g of dark chocolate, 72%
  • 30g of butter

7.) Spread the chocolate sauce on a serving plate. Lightly crush the meringue, place in in the centre and add the whipped cream and ice cream. Complete with a disc of crushed meringue and a few salt flakes

  • 200g of whipping cream, whipped
  • salt flakes

Once you are done making the meringue, you can pair it with a nice glass of wine to top off the night.


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Hurricane Matthew stops travelers in their tracks

Meteorologists have revealed that Hurricane Matthew has gained strength once again as it moves slowly toward the east coast of the United States. This information in important for those seeking to travel throughout hurricane season.

According to, as many as two million people were evacuated in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina after Hurricane Matthew devastated portions of Haiti, Cuba and the Bahamas, leaving 25 people dead and carving a path of destruction across the Caribbean.

The National Hurricane Center stated that Hurricane Matthew could bring tropical storm conditions in Florida as early as this morning. The storm is then expected to take a northerly turn and head up the east coast of the state by Friday, according to


How has hurricane Matthew impacted travel?

In terms of how Matthew is impacting travel, over 1,100 flights have been canceled this past week due to the approaching storm. Most of the airport issues originate from Florida, with 550 cancellations at Miami International Airport, 451 canceled flights to and from Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport, another 220 cancellations at Orlando International Airport and even more delays and cancellations from smaller airports in the region, according to

The cruise industry has also been hit hard by shutdowns, as the United States Coast Guard has banned all vessel movements and ship-to-shore operations at all south Florida terminals, including Port Miami, Miami River, Port Everglades, Port of Palm Beach and Port of Fort Pierce, according to

Several concerts and college football games scheduled for the impacted states throughout the weekend have also been canceled to ensure people make it to safety.

Monitoring the hurricane

If Matthew makes landfall as a category 3 storm or higher, it will be the first major hurricane to hit Florida since Wilma in 2005 and the first to hit Florida’s east coast since Hurricane King in 1950.

As of Thursday morning, Hurricane Matthew remained a category 3 storm and had sustained winds of 115 miles per hour. With meteorologists finding that the storm was reorganizing and the eye reestablishing itself, the hurricane is actually growing in intensity instead of dissipating as storms typically do.

“Strengthening is expected during the next 24-36 hours,” the National Hurricane Center said in a statement. “When you get storms in the Caribbean late in the season, the Caribbean is very warm. And if you can get the wind shear and the pressures and the other patterns correct, you can get these types of very intense storms.”



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