Tuesday, August 02, 2011

TWD—Cocoa Almond Meringues

TWD--Cocoa Almond Meringues 8-1-11

I need you to sit down for a minute.  Are you sitting?  Okay.

Brace yourself.

I made today’s Tuesdays With Dorie recipe EXACTLY as written.  I know—I know….it’s hard to believe, but it really wasn’t that hard to do since it’s a chocolate based recipe. ;)

I love meringue cookies.  I was interested in these since they had some almond flour in them which in my mind made them similar to the macarons I made for the first time recently.  Although they don’t bake quite the same, these were/are good, but the macarons I made, which were also cocoa with almond flour, were better.  And the other meringue cookies I made a couple months ago, I kind of liked them better, too.  I think these would be even better with some almond extract to bump up the almond flavor.

These TWD cookies turned out just a little crunchier and I was wishing for a bit more chewiness.  But I will say who knows, it could be the weather or the oven temperature or cooking method and not so much the recipe.  Meringues are finicky like that.  Mine look more smooth than the ones in the photo of Dorie’s book, but that’s because I put the meringue in a piping bag and piped it out into mounds.  I like the look of them better that way. 

Glad I got these cookies made Monday afternoon.  We have had lots of company over the last couple weeks and my parents just left Monday morning and I really didn’t think I would get to these.  But I’m happy I did.  Mike at Ugly Food for an Ugly Dude has the recipe on his blog.

TWD--Cocoa Almond Meringues 8-1-11  

Ah, bummer, know what I just realized?   I didn’t follow the recipe exactly after all—I didn’t dust the meringues with powdered sugar.  Aw, I’m still calling it exact. ;)

Tuesdays With Dorie

11 comments:

Lisa said...

I'd say that's close enough. They look like they would be real good crumbled over ice cream or mixed with whipped cream and some fruit.

Anne said...

They look awesome and I didn't read the recipe well enough to dust them, oh well! I love the suggestion to crumble them up and will have to try that with my leftovers!

Cakelaw said...

I love the cute dome shape of your cookies. These were definitely good.

Flourchild said...

Excellent job! Im glad you got to bake your favs!!

Nicole said...

I made these exactly following the recipe too. Mine look a lot different than yours, I wonder why? Mine were crisp on the outside and slightly chewy in the center, just perfect in my opinion.

Chaya said...

Yours are so smooth. Mine were craggy. I liked these a lot and mine were chewy. Maybe, the weather determines this aspect of the cookie.

Cindy said...

I forgot the dusting of powdered sugar too. I loved these, mine were quite chewy in the middle and crunchy on the outside. I have never made meringues so I didn't quite know what to expect. Looks like I better try macaroons. So many cookies to bake! Have a great week.

Valerie said...

Those look sooooo perfect!

jillbert said...

Ha, I forgot the powdered sugar too. These are so sweet that I can't imagine they needed more sugar! Yours look great; I liked these a lot.

TeaLady said...

Well, I dusted, but those got eaten before they could go to posterity in photos. Still good. Crunchy on the outside. Great crumbled on IC.

bakingblonde said...

These were on my list to bake last week but I got vetoed. :(
I so want to try them soon though!