|An Angel, Not As Cute As Farmboy|
Farmboy and I made a fantastic recipe that I have made heaps of times before. I originally found it on the author Jane Greens website. You can find the entire recipe here. I can't recommend strongly enough that you give it a whirl.
The recipe is a basic meringue mixture with a few additions. Initially you whip up your meringue.
|Lovely Meringue, Super Glamorous Pistachio KitchenAid|
I have a couple of tips for meringues. First of all use egg whites that aren't super fresh (ie at least a week or so old) and that are at room temperature, then add your sugar a tablespoon at a time with lots of beating in between. You need two egg whites which you beat initially. Then add a pinch of salt, a pinch of cream of tartar and 3/4 cup of sugar slowly as above.
The secret ingredient in these little treats is crushed up candy canes. Farmgirl calls these "Christmas hooks". Basically you take these...
|Candy Canes aka Christmas Hooks|
Pop them in a plastic bag and bash them around with a rolling pin. Farmboy is demonstrating below.
|Farmboy In Action|
The crushing of the candy canes is an excellent pre Christmas stress release.
Then when you have made your meringue you fold in roughly a cup of nuts, the crushed candy (I use 3 canes) and about a cup of choc chips. Dark or milk choc chips both work. Dark gives a slightly less sweet result.
Anyway - I had best go as my gorgeous friend has just arrived for the weekend.
Enjoy your weekend, wherever you are.