Spice up your baby with Baby Chilli modern cloth nappies

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Lemon Meringue Pie Recipe

Wow its been a while since I last posted on here, been so busy... our second child Isabella is 10 months old and our son is almost 3! time flies. I wanted to share with you my beautiful nanna's lemon meringue pie recipe as I get asked about it all the time. It comes from an old magazine where the back page was all about how women in the 50s should dress and behave and what to get ready before your hubby comes home from work :) so cute! luckily I have a wonderful husband who cooks and cleans for me and takes care of the kids while I sew away to create wonderful Baby Chilli nappies. Try it for yourself, trust me you will love it!

180g of plain crushed biscuits - I add one packet around 250g (gota love a great base) with 90g of melted butter - make it around 120-150ml if adding a whole packet
press firmly into a 23cm pie dish and chill

1 can condensed milk,
1/2 cup lemon juice (I add 3/4 cup to make it extra tangy)
3 lightly beaten egg yolks (save the whites) (I add 5 eggs as I add more lemon juice)

mix together well and then pour over the chilled base

Meringue top:
beat the egg whites until they are stiff gradually adding 1/2 cup castor sugar (add 3/4 cup if using 5 egg whites)

spoon or pipe on top of the lemon filling. I spoon it on and then use a fork to make the spikes.

bake in a moderate oven for 15 minutes. If I have time I cook at 150 degrees fan forced for over 30 minutes to allow the meringue to brown nicely. how devine does that smell!! hmm might make it now :) You can serve it hot or cold but let it sit for about 10 minutes first after taking out of the oven as it will be runny otherwise. Enjoy.

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Why use Modern Cloth Nappies? (MCN's)

Not only are Modern Cloth Nappies are a fun and exciting way to spice up your baby's behind, but they also reduce our footprint on the environment and SAVE YOU MONEY! They are as simple to put on as a disposable and are more breathable than a plastic disposable so can assist with nappy rash.

Every year billions of disposable nappies are thrown out causing mass land fill, taking hundreds of years to decompose. MCN's are reusable, and while the initial outlay for them can seem large, over the life of just one child in nappies the savings become very obvious. And when you factor in that you can use them for subsequent children the savings are HUGE!

For example: using disposables for a year for one child will cost you around $900 a year. Times that by the number of years one child is in nappies and they can cost well over $2000.

To use MCN's full time you need around 18-24, around 6-8 per day with time for drying.

Washing them is really simple too, all you need is a bucket with a good lid. Simply remove any solid waste into the toilet and put the soiled nappy in the bucket, no need for soaking. Then when you have enough for a load of washing, around every 2 days, simply put in the washing machine using 1/2 the detergent you would normally use, add an extra rinse then line or tumble dry.

Nappy design, The All Together Pocket (ATP)

Baby Chilli nappies are a pocket nappy with a twist. There is a 3 layer insert of microfibre sewn in as well as a microfibre/bamboo booster attached inside the pocket opening. This enables the nappy to have the the fast drying qualities of a pocket but with the ease of an all in one. And if required you can add another booster if required. An extra 3 layer booster of MF or bamboo is also available.

The nappy consists of a suede cloth or microfleece inner (for that stay dry feel) hidden layer of PUL, microfibre insert built in, bamboo booster attached and a decorative cotton outer.

All material used is high quality, nothing but the best for babies behinds :)