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Meringue Cookies

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This is the last installment on the unexpected twist of events on a beautiful Saturday. What was originally planned out turns out to be otherwise. A set of meringue cookies were chunned out from a convenient mistake. Hmm.. maybe not a mistake, just some careless coincidence, I guess.
 
Left with some egg whites from the creme brulee earlier and in tune with AB’s theme this month, macarons sound like a good idea. Just when all was done and prepared, ready for piping, I couldn’t locate the plain round piping tip ! Searching high and low, the tip just seem to have vanished into thin air. I could find all sorts of other tips, just not the one I wanted. And this is not something whereby I could just grab from the supermarkets ! So even if I planned to make a 3rd or 4th trip to one nearby, the chances of buying one is pretty impossible.
 
Then what about the macarons batter that I had painstakingly prepared ?? Refusing to compromise with the situation, I used a star tip instead, tweaked the baking time and had everything chunned out into trays of meringue cookies, each sprinked with a generous dab of Valrhona chocolate powder.
 
Well, I called this “forced by situation”. Surprisingly, these cookies turn out to be pretty neat ! Sweet and crisp with a nice almondy crunch. 
 
I guess I won’t post the recipe here, since this was not what it was intended to be. But if you ever encountered such a problem like mine, pop them into the oven and instead of the baking time as originally stated for macarons, bake them at 120 degrees C for 30 minutes and reduced to 90 degrees C for another 1 hour.  
 
I guess the day isn’t that bad after all, isn’t it ? 人生其实可以很美,只看你要迮么去看它…

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    Sometimes mistakes give us surprise when it turns out to be something nice. Your meringue cookies look very tempting. Hope you have a lovely day. MaryMoh at http://www.keeplearningkeepsmiling.com

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    Joyce, they look wonderful and anything that looks that good simply has to be delicious. I hope you have a great day. Blessings…Mary

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    Despite your problems they look delicious! I wouldn't mind having one. . . or three right now!

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    I guess a little creativity goes a long way in such adversity! I bet they are as delicious!

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    reading your last quote, i think you managed to really use it well..despite the missing piping tip, you are still able to churn out these pretty meringues, no waste..a lovely treat! 

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     Hi Marymoh, thanks !! yeah, quite unexpected too.. and most importantly, at least I did not waste the batter !

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    Hi Mary Bergfeld, thanks for your compliments ! Hope you have a blessed day ahead too !

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     Hihi Reeni, Haha!! Yes, there are still cookies left in the box. Would you like me to courier some over to you ?? ^-^

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     Hi crustabakes, Haha ! Yeah, I guess too. It's really an unfortunate twist of events here and there. Luckily I still have these comfort cookies at the end of the day.

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     Hihi Lena, yes, no waste. Coz if I don't do anything about it, I bet the batter will go into the dustbin and it will be such a waste !!!

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