Tuesday, August 2, 2011
TWD Cocoa Almond Meringues
I almost didn't make this weeks recipe. Some weird monsoon has hit our dry state. Can I just say that I don't do humidity, I feel like I am in Chicago. I know high humidity can cause problems with meringues and since I have already had one cookie recipe fail this week (nothing to do with humidity) I didn't want another failure.
But I checked out a few other TWD blogs and decided this was a cookie I had to try.
I've never made a Meringue cookie so I threw caution to the wind (or humidity in this case) and baked them any way. They came together quickly, I do love watching egg whites turn into snowy white meringue. They bake over an hour at two different temperatures. I just trusted Dorie on this one and she was spot on, again. They are crispy on the outside and chocolate chewy on the inside. Perfect. Next time I will add some chopped pecans or coconut along with the chocolate chips.
Mike has all the info on his blog The Ugly Food Dude. I enjoy Mikes blog--he pretty much tells it like it really is.
I baked one pan on parchment and the other on a silpat liner. Cookies slid off the silpat whereas they had to be coaxed off the parchment.
This is a fun cookie, I'm glad I tried it--thanks TWD for getting me out of my comfort zone, again.