Saturday, December 8, 2012

Meringue Mushroom & Xmas Tree

Oh aren't' they adorable!! They are  irresistible cute and taste good, crunchy crust and mallowy in the middle ^o^ kids will adore this cute little sweet meringue! 


Freshly baked meringue before assembly....


Meringue Mushroom...dun they look like the real button mushroom?



Meringue Christmas Tree







Recipe source : Joy of Baking
Ingredient
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/4 tsp cream of tartar
  • 100gm fine sugar
  • some pandan paste (for xmas tree)
  • some melted dark chocolates 
  • some cocoa powder
  • some star candies

Method
  1. With a electric whisk, beat egg whites & cream of tartar until foamy.
  2. Add sugar gradually and beat till stiff peak formed.
  3. Divide mixture into half. Beat panda paste into 1 portion.
  4. Place mixture into 2 piping bags fitted with a small round tip and a star tip.
  5. Pipe caps and stems of mushroom onto lined baking sheet by holding the piping bag upright. Smoothen the caps of the mushrooms with damp fingers.
  6. Repeat the process for xmas tree.
  7. Bake in preheated oven at 100 deg cel for 1.5 hours until the meringue is firm and dry to touch. Cool in oven.
  8. To assemble : Brush some melted chocolate over the base of the cap of the meringue mushroom. Stick a stem over and rest the mushroom upside down till the chocolate harden. Dust some cocoa powder over the surface for final finishing.
  9. For xmas tree : gently place a star candy over the tip of the tree.




5 comments:

Anonymous said...

What tip did you used for the Christmas tree? Instructions pls. Thank you, Quyen

Peng said...

Quyen...I used wilton #2D, but u can just use any wide star tip

Anzerin said...

Oh that Christmas tree is very creative. That mushroom meringue i saw from Anna Olason episodes...really want to try baking it.

Phong Hong said...

Peng, the mushrooms look very real. And I like the Christmas trees too :)

kitchen flavours said...

Oooh yes! These are adorable! Not only kids, adults would smile with delight too! I know, I would!

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