I hate wasting food. It comes from my Mom guilting me into finishing every meal and cleaning off my plate and being grateful for it. Even when I am full I have this guilty need to clean the plate or expect a lecture on gratitude and starving children in Africa if I don't. I am the same way with my kitchen fridge and pantry. I hate throwing away food and feel really guilty about it when I have to. When separating eggs for a recipe I like to make two things so I can use both the egg yolks and the egg whites. For example, when I make Macaroons (egg whites) I usually make pasta (egg yolks) at the same time. Or in this case it was Pastry Cream (egg yolks) and Meringue cookies (egg whites).
- 4 egg whites
- 1 cup ultafine sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 tsp vinegar
- 1 cup chopped nuts (I used roasted Hazelnuts for this batch. Pistachios also taste good.)