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Mocha Chip Meringue Cake from Elinor Klivans

  Recently I did a TBT review of The Essential Chocolate Chip Cookbook. The subtitle of the book is “Recipes from the Classic Cookie to Mocha Chip Meringue Cake.” Here’s that cake, in all its glory. This is the perfect summer delight. Perfect if the day is not humid. You need to make meringue and…

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Flourless Chocolate Meringue Cake from Sugar Rush

Yesterday I did a cookbook review for Sugar Rush, a dessert book to teach you the foundation of pastry, from creams to cakes to frostings. It’s an alternative path to becoming a faux pastry chef without leaving home. Or spending three years in school in New York! There’s an extensive discussion of meringues: French, Swiss,…

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Pavlova with Strawberries and Strawberry Jam

Two years ago I blogged a Pavlova with Peaches and Blueberries, lovely summer dessert from the delectable book Meringue by Linda K. Jackson and Jennifer Evan Gardner. In a sentence, a pavlova is a big meringue shell with a high edge, filled first with pastry cream or whipped cream and then topped with fruit. It’s…

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Vanilla Bean Meringue Kisses

What? Another meringue cookie recipe? You bet. Because this one is, I am confident, the definitive recipe. Single ingredient cookbooks charm me. That’s a lot of pages for one thing. Yet if that thing is vanilla, how can you be wrong. Pure Vanilla is a distinguished new cookbook by Shauna Sever, who authored that yummy…

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