Archive for October, 2020

Light and Airy Meringue Cookie Recipes

Posted: October 29, 2020 in Recipes
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Vanilla Meringue Cookies

This meringue cookie recipe creates light, airy morsels. It’s the perfect fat-free treat to really beat a sweets craving.

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Ingredients

  • 3 large egg whites
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons clear or regular vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • Dash salt
  • 2/3 cup sugar

Directions

  • Place egg whites in a small bowl; let stand at room temperature 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 250°. Add vanilla, cream of tartar and salt to egg whites; beat on medium speed until foamy. Gradually add sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating on high after each addition until sugar is dissolved. Continue beating until stiff glossy peaks form, about 7 minutes.
  • Cut a small hole in the tip of a pastry bag or in a corner of a food-safe plastic bag; insert a #32 star tip. Transfer meringue to bag. Pipe 1-1/4-in.-diameter cookies 2 in. apart onto parchment-lined baking sheets.
  • Bake until firm to the touch, 40-45 minutes. Turn off oven; leave meringues in oven 1 hour (leave oven door closed). Remove from oven; cool completely on baking sheets. Remove meringues from paper; store in an airtight container at room temperature.

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Honey Cake Is So Simple, Yet So Perfect

Posted: October 28, 2020 in Recipes
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honey_cakeThe honey cake is an underestimated cake. There are no frills, just really good cake. A dusting of powdered sugar is all it needs. Maybe a spoonful of whipped cream and berries if you are really feeling fancy. The trick here is to use really good honey. In most cases clover honey is typically used in baking because it’s flavor is mild, but here we want the honey flavor to stand out. I used a wildflower honey, which is sweet and floral, and gives the cake lots of flavor. An orange blossom honey would also work well. Honey cakes can also tend to be too dry so we ensured this one wouldn’t be by adding sour cream, which works to keep the cake tender and moist. Serve it with a cup of tea or coffee and you won’t be disappointed. The cake is superb when still slightly warm!

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cheese_puffsGougères are little cheese puffs made out of choux pastry (the same dough you use to make cream puffs, eclairs etc.) and grated cheese.  They’re traditionally served at happy hour and are so addictive that we guarantee you’re going to make these over and over again!

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