Candied citrus zest makes a beautiful, edible garnish for summer desserts by brightening up baked fruit and lending zing to fresh berries. It also makes a damn fine addition to cocktails, and is the secret ingredient in my rosemary lemonade cake.
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This slideshow will take you through the process of achieving perfectly beaten egg whites, from the whole egg to stiff peaks.
I did my best with our family's old hand mixer but always wondered, do they really mean light and fluffy? How could a stick of butter and some sugar ever be anything but thick and heavy?