So this weekend I attempted the impossible. I made Meringue cookies. And not just any Meringue cookies but the ones on the cover of this month’s Bon Appetit Magazine. I know you were expecting running a marathon or jumping out of a plane or even winning the lottery but Meringue was tough enough. I had to make cookies for work today. After a failed attempt, a soda, and some junk TV, I made attempt two. And this time it worked!
The biggest headache for me was the red food coloring. It was the only ingredient I was sure I had. And then I found out that I didn’t… Store #1 didn’t have it or any color, they were out! Store #2 had it but only in a huge size for almost $4. I sucked it up and bought it. I wasn’t going to truck around in my hat, sweatpants, and near slippers to yet another store.
Luckily for me the KitchenAid mixer is Meringue approved and made my life easier. I remember watching my grandma make meringue with a hand mixer and my weenie arms would have probably fallen off.
After successfully whipping (a second time) into the piping bag it went. This was also a mess that required the Husband’s help.
A near meltdown later, all 42 cookies were “piped” and on the sheets. They went into the oven for 2 and a half hours.
Luckily, we had roasted a chicken earlier on and so all we had to do was cut off and clean some of it and make Pesto Chicken Sandwiches. This has definitely become a staple in our house. SOOO easy.
After my long and tortuous affair with the meringue, it was time for a cocktail. POM Blackberry/pomegranate cocktail and gin. What a lovely, refreshing drink.
How was your weekend?