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…
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
Joyce, they look wonderful and anything that looks that good simply has to be delicious. I hope you have a great day. Blessings…Mary
Despite your problems they look delicious! I wouldn't mind having one. . . or three right now!
I guess a little creativity goes a long way in such adversity! I bet they are as delicious!
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!
Hi Marymoh, thanks !! yeah, quite unexpected too.. and most importantly, at least I did not waste the batter !
Hi Mary Bergfeld, thanks for your compliments ! Hope you have a blessed day ahead too !
Hihi Reeni, Haha!! Yes, there are still cookies left in the box. Would you like me to courier some over to you ?? ^-^
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.
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 !!!