It has been awhile since I have been able to create a new blog post. Now that our state Governor has issued a stay at home order due to the #Coronavirus, I've got a little bit of time on my hands. So besides trying to start a fire in my fireplace which I cannot seem to do and waiting until 1 o'clock to video chat with my coworker, I'm also #baking and #blogging. Keep in mind that I can't bake a lot, since the stores seem to be low on flour these days. You won't see many of my blog posts for awhile.
Anyway, I brought a few books home from work to keep me busy. Just in case you were wondering, I work in a public library. One of the books that I brought home is called Super Simple Baking for Kids by Charity Mathews. My only negative thought about this book is that the hardest recipe appears first in the book. I would have put the easiest recipe in the front of the book so that kids can work their way up to the hardest one. I like keeping things simple and I thought the recipes in this book might be perfect for me to try out. The first recipe in the book is #Meringues. I have never made Meringue cookies before and I've never eaten them either. The recipe is very simple, however when whipping the egg whites in particular I found that patience is not my middle name. I skimped a little on whipping those egg whites. I had the peaks after whipping, but I should or could have whipped the egg whites a little bit longer.
These #cookies were sweet and simple to make. I can't wait to make them again and hopefully the second time around the cookies will look just as good as they taste. Give this recipe a try and let me know what you think.
They are so delicate, light, and airy when you eat one. When you pick one up you will want to be careful not to squeeze the cookie between your thumb and your forefinger, doing so will destroy the cookie and it will create a mess for you.