My name is Joyce, author of Eat What Tonight. Spending time in the kitchen has been one of my greatest therapeutic passion thus far even though I couldn't do it on a more often basis than I wish I could. I do not prized myself as a great cook or baker, after all I am a one-woman show in the kitchen and blogging scene. Nevertheless, I hope this little space of mine can aspire anyone like myself to appreciate and enjoy the best of oneself's efforts in every single home made dish.
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…