These light and airy cookies are a perfect sweet for when you want a bite that won't weigh you down. In fact the rich coffee flavor might just spur you on.
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These ghoulish meringues are simple to make, but even more fun to serve: personalize your skulls with funny faces to add some sweet charm to your Halloween fete.
Sort of like the love child of Pavlova and Trifle, this confection, consisting of crushed meringue cookies, freshly whipped cream and sugar-coated berries (usually strawberries) takes its name from the venerable Eton College, where it is traditionally served at the school's annual cricket game against Winchester College.
When I eat these meringues, I feel like a Big Friendly Giant pulling down sugar spun marshmallow clouds from the sky. I clasp a coconut cumulus in my meaty giant's hands, then pop it into my mouth while laughing, "Ah ha ha, you silly clouds! Ah ha ha, you taste so good!" Just me?
French meringue is one of the most simple, yet mysterious elements in the world of pastry. It consists of only four ingredients; egg whites, sugar, acid, and salt. These ingredients alone may seem unremarkable, but when combined together with the most critical element, forceful whipping, they become a marvel of chemistry and confection.
This slideshow will take you through the process of achieving perfectly beaten egg whites, from the whole egg to stiff peaks.