This blog is all about me......I come here for respite in between caring for JoJo (our Daughter who has Special Needs)......I am addicted to starting new projects......I am becoming a fabric-a-holic... I love to try out recipes... take a beach walk and breathe in that salty blue air......love to have coffee...sip a glass of champagne......read a book......I am Queen of the Armchair and am inspired by all the wonderful blogs out there!!!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Cook Up With Donna Hay No 13...Chicken and Lemongrass Laksa...Lemon Meringue Chocolate Cake!!!

Another Cook Up with Vicki has happened here...





This time from the Oct/Nov 2011 10th birthday edition of Donna Hay magazine......
Menu is......
Chicken and Lemongrass Laksa......
Lemon Meringue Chocolate Cake......



Laksa......delicious!!!



I used gluten free flour.....cut the cake part out leaving a hole.....


Filled with Lemon Curd...


and topped with Meringue Icing......
I have never had anything like this before....
it was pretty amazing.....
the chocolate......the lemon......and the meringue all together.....YUMMMM!!!


And here's JoJo together with me helping cut the dessert......
she was pretty keen to try it at this stage!!!




Until next time, which I hope won't be too long......Bon Appetit......Dzintra

25 comments:

aussiequilter said...

oh yummy !!!!!! cheers teri

Jeni said...

Another beautiful meal i have miss
never mind next time .....
happy new year to you and your family....
hugs
Jeni

Rachaeldaisy said...

I'm supposed to be getting dinner ready instead of reading blogs and now I wish Laksa and chocolate merangue cake were on the menu. The cake looks amazing!!! Great photo of you and Jo Jo. I like Jo Jo's Tshirt- Happiness is a cup of tea!! Okay I'm off to get dinner ready..

Fiona said...

It looks ddelicious :) I'll have to try this one.

Notjustnat said...

What yummy looking meal Dzintra and Jojo - She will soon be cooking for you - Love Nat

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

THIS IS A RECIPE TO DO NOW!!!!!!!!

And you two, you two are just GORGEOUS AND FABULOUS! Give Jojo a hug from a Yankee, will ya?

LOVE TO YOU DEAR ONE! Anita

Lynn said...

mmm delicious looking!

Amish Stories said...

I never had chocolate merangue cake before, which makes me want to now kick myself. Ill be posting a Witness movie farm tour this Thursday at my blog, so i hope some of you folks can stop by of the movie that star Harrison Ford. Richard

Pooch Purple Reign said...

looks amazing as always. i tried to find the laksa recipe. can you help? and also what did you use for gluten free flour for this one?
you rock
~laura xx

Terry said...

Now I know what to do for thoes of us who don't get to eat the lemon meringue pie at quilting.
It's only brekkie and I'm thinking something exotic and sweet.

Margaret said...

Looks like heaven and probably tastes like heaven, Now which neighbour has lemons on their tree, our tree is new . Thanks dzintra , you have made my day.

Ann said...

Congratulations Dzintra and Jo Jo! I hope you enjoyed that delicious meal. I tried a chocolate biscuit base with a cheesecake and was amazed at the taste difference! I am so glad your recipes have turned out well Dzintra. Kindest regards, Ann

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Hello darling ones!

I must try this recipe. I would have NEVER combined the two, but now IT IS CALLING MY NAME! And, have you ever had orange or lime curd? FABULOUS!

BIG HUGS MY DEARS! Anita

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

WOW...it MUST make this combination, for sure!!!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Yummy

Bev C said...

Hello Dzintra,

Oh that sweets dish looks Divine. Must say love Jojo's t-shirt.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Bev.xoxo

a good yarn said...

Scrumptious! Love lemon curd. ann :-)

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

I get so hungry every time I come here!!!! My precious Dzintra, thank you for coming yesterday! I will be in Blogland, for I truly love you all. I was even trying to figure out how I could prepare my next blog post TODAY so that I wouldn't have to miss posting. It is so darn fun! Well, off to do some work so that maybe I can be caught up! LOVE TO YOU! Anita

Palomasea said...

Dearest Dzintra..my goodness, I have been having hardest time posting comments this week...so I am sorry for stopping by so late:) I do hope this goes through..
What a decadent, fabulous cake! You and JoJo look excited!!
I just love the Donna Hay magazine..
Wishing you a marvelous week, sweet friend..and waving hello to precious Anita!
xoxo,
- Irina

Nezzy said...

Now girl, ya really have to share. Please pass me a fork...NOW!!!!

I'm droolin' here! Heehehehe!

Have a blessed week sweetie!!! :o)

Amish Stories said...

Just wanted to stop by and say hi your way. Richard

rosie said...

Miss Dzintra, that looks so good... and even I could eat it!!

A Magical Whimsy said...

That cake looks soooo scrumptious, Dzintra! Yummm!
I so very much miss the ocean...so I come to your blog to see the sea! I hope I can talk my hubby into moving nearer to the ocean when he retires which won't be for another eight years at least! Sigh....
Thank you for coming for a visit to my blog...Smiles ;)
Hope you are well, love the photo of you and your daughter...my Down's son is home with me all day long and we have loads of fun together...my other three older children are out of the nest. I look at it this way...I will never be without a friend and companion during the day by my side. He is a blessing.
Cheers!
Teresa in California

Vicki's Bit-o-earth said...

OMG! That looks delicious!!! And look how happy Jojo looks, helping you! I've been terrible at our cook-ups, haven't I!? I've been sad to not be able to get my Donna Hay magazines anymore, but you'll never guess... they finally got that 10th Anniversary issue in at our bookstore and I bought one just last week! So now I'd better get cookin! (; Thanks for keepin on it Dear Dzintra! You're an inspiration! xxxVicki

Vicki's Bit-o-earth said...

Uh oh... I wrote a comment and thought I posted it, but now I don't see it... so I hope I'm not double-speaking here...

Dzintra, you are such an inspiration to me! You have been keeping up on our cook-ups even though I haven't been! When I couldn't get my Donna Hay magazines anymore I kinda lost heart... but I'm determined to get on it again! I found the 10th Anniversary issue just a few weeks ago at our local bookstore! I immediately bought it, so now I'm ready to cook again! (:

Your Lemon curd especially looks scrumptious! And look how happy Jojo looks to be helping!

So glad you've kept posting cook-ups! (:
xxxVicki

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