Muneroy’s meringue bridge makes waves

Frances Hill's 'prototype' bridge.
Frances Hill's 'prototype' bridge.

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While last week’s article about the possibility of a bridge between Northern Ireland and Kintyre was deemed far-fetched by some readers, it certainly created a lot of talk.

Topical baker Frances Hill of Muneroy Tearoom whisked up her own creation in response to the news – a ‘prototype’ bridge made of meringue!

She uploaded a photograph of the construction, complete with a model car, alongside the caption: ‘Prototype for new Mull of Kintyre to Northern Ireland bridge just leaked. Apparently £12 billion eggs to be used.’

It is not the first time Frances’s creations have hit the headlines, and many impressive Muneroy meringues and cakes have gained attention on the tearoom’s Facebook page.

Frances told the Courier: ‘I always try to post and make cakes and meringues to suit the mood and news of the moment when I can – it’s what makes my job so much more fun and enjoyable.’

With a high sugar content, meringues absorb water even from the air so we may need something a little more durable to withstand the waves of the North Channel – which is a good thing, as we’re sure Frances’s prototype is long gone!

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