Friday, July 23, 2010


I made meringues (chocolate meringue, too!) for the first time in my life. It's magic. Three little itty bitty egg yolks made so many delicious bite-sized morsels.

Don't tell them that I told you this, but they turned out kind of ugly. I mentioned this was my first time, right?

Ugly or not, they were absolutely delicious. Paired with rose tea, they were the perfect afternoon pick-me-up.


  1. I used to make peppermint meringues with my grandma. Making them is a bit tedious, but they're so cute when they're done!

  2. Mmm, sounds delicious! Do you remember how long it took to get the egg whites to be stiff enough to retain their shape? I was a bit bummed that they looked so pretty piped but as soon as they baked they fell. :( I'm still an egg-n00b, so I was super excited about them frothing up at all! It was seriously magic to me!

  3. It's been a few years since I've made them... I can only remember that it seemed like it took FOREVER for the eggs to stiffen up and baking them seemed to take forever, too since they bake at such a low temp. Did you use a copper mixing bowl? I think that's supposed to really let the egg whites work their magic.

  4. If you want to nerd out you should read this:

    It says you can also use 1/8 tsp cream of tartar (or 1/2 tsp lemon juice) per egg white to help stabilize the foam if you don't have a copper bowl... they're frickin' expensive! I was considering buying one until we discovered Abigail's egg allergy... I'm glad I didn't buy one since it would be useless to me now.

  5. Oh sweet!! That's awesome, thanks! Yeah, I think I'll forgo the copper bowl- I can't see making these more than three times a year! And my kitchen isn't big enough for any more kitchen lovelies!