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Sweet meringues

February 14, 2011, 08:00 am  Posted by Craft Your Life Team
 

This morning the Craft Your Life team was surprised to find a plate of delectable Valentine Day meringues made by our resident confectionist/baker/alchemist, Beth Sweet. (appropriate name? yes.) I must confess, until now I have not been a fan of meringues, but Beth’s twist on these sugary pillows of goodness has given me a new perspective. Ms. Sweet based her meringue cookies off a Martha Stewart recipe for Mini Peppermint-Meringue Cups with Ganache. But her Valentines version shifted a bit. Instead of Christmas-y cups with ganache, she made pink almond meringues with mousse filling. Her version is a creative recipe that makes a perfect Valentine. Beth’s substitutions to Martha’s recipe are as follows:

-Substitute a 1/2 teaspoon of almond extract for the peppermint

-Tint the meringue a light pink (with food coloring) instead of lining the pastry bag with red gel stripes

-Bake the meringues about 2 hours instead of the 1.5 mentioned in Martha’s recipe

-Don’t feel like making ganache? Use chocolate mousse mix. (She chose an organic mix she just happened to have in the pantry).

 
 
 

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3 Responses

    Ray Hemachandra says:

    Beth, your mousse meringues were absolutely heavenly!

    KarenB says:

    Wish you could have sent some of these up to New York–they look delicious! (And beautiful.)

    name says:

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