My kids (Farah, Tahm and Zar) and I baking together.
Farah and Tahm making meringues with me in the home kitchen, summer 2011
I was twelve when my friend and I attempted to make meringues with a hand beater on a humid summer afternoon in tropical Karachi! Predictably that attempt was ill fated.
Many years later I found myself trying again. This time on a cloudless, California winter morning with my first born child by my side. We made clouds of crisp French meringue for her preschool's Valentine's Day party.
After the birth of my third child I found myself exchanging my Phd thesis for more time with my young children. This inevitably meant that I spent a lot of time in the kitchen baking meringues and becoming ever more creative with them.
At some point friends and family started requesting my meringues and frozen meringue cakes for their celebrations and Délice Glacé was born.
Not much has changed in the fourteen years since I became obsessed with meringues. My children and I still bake together. Our mixer might be faster and our sheet pans might be a little bigger but our recipes are still the same and all our creations are handmade in small batches.
We hope you get to taste Délice Glacé's meringues soon. We can't wait to share our passion with you.