Tuesday, August 2, 2011

TWD- Cocoa Almond Meringues


Are you having a lovely summer? We've been relaxing and doing all sorts of super important things like hanging out with our friends, going to swimming lessons, eating popsicles, going to the movies, and folding laundry (never a vacation from that!) It's ridiculously hot right now. So hot, I can count on one hand the number of times I've turned on the oven in the last month- that's a new record for me. I did a couple marathon Tuesdays with Dorie baking sessions at my mom's and, you know, with our busy schedule didn't even post them. Maybe later. Ahem.

 
These meringues take just a minute or two to whip up- nothing time intensive, no weird ingredients, no slaving over the stove. I ground the almonds in the food processor with some of the powdered sugar, pulsed in the cocoa powder, whipped the egg whites, folded in the dry team and the chocolate, and we were good to go. A little time on 300 then an hour on super low heat and we were eating these babies right out of the oven.

Before I fancied these guys up with some melted chocolate and chopped almonds, I tried to snap a quick picture. Two adorable blondies emerged from the sandbox and quickly attacked these 'chocolate cookies'. With their crunchy outside, sweet soft inside, and great flavor combo I couldn't blame them- Dorie wins again! These are even gluten free for my wheat-free friends (pretty awesome!)

Please come back tomorrow for the Wednesday Want and check out Mike's awesome and funny blog to see the recipe and the rest of the TWD crew here.

14 comments:

Cakelaw said...

I love how you dipped the edges in chocolate and almonds - they look very classy.

Jane said...

The most underrated treat around--mergingues! I love what you've done with these, Anne. They look fantastic, sweet, light, and yummy. Glad to hear you're doing all the required summer activities (uh, except for all that laundry; it just never ends, does it?). Another beautiful post! :)

Pamela said...

I didnt bake these and looking at yours, I think I should have given them a shot. I don't think I have ever eaten a meringue cookie, never mind made them. Love the addition of dipped chocolate!!

Flourchild said...

That is the way they should look ...yum!!

Nicole said...

It's not been warm enough in Seattle to worry about turning on the oven! I loved these and they'd be even better dipped in chocolate like you did.

Jenn Erickson said...

Anne, your meringues look exquisite. They're beautiful, and I love the way you brought the different flavors and textures together.

chaya said...

You certainly made these into a much nicer cookie. I love the look.

Cindy said...

I love the extra chocolate and nuts, what a decadent dessert. What cute cookie thieves! Have a great day.

Chelsea said...

Wow, yum! I love meringues but have never made them.

TeaLady said...

So elegant with the dipped chocolate and chopped nuts. What a great idea.

Jaime said...

wow what a great idea to dress these up!

Katrina said...

Ooh, love the fancied up meringues!

steph- whisk/spoon said...

these look fabulous! i like that choolate/nut embellishment--no wonder they were attacked!

Samurai Pro said...

This is truly a marvelous treat. I love meringues and combining it with almonds and the dipped chocolate is brilliant!