Monday, December 24, 2007

Meringue Mushrooms on Christmas Eve

Photo: Yule Log with Meringue Mushrooms

I got adventurous this year and decided to make a yule log like my dad did when we were kids. A friend of mine from church was kind enough to give me the recipe for her meringue mushrooms to adorn my yule log. She made me some last year and man are they good. So if you're looking for something wicked easy and fun to make that's also cute for last minute gifties, here's the recipe. Most people have the ingredients on hand. Merry Christmas Eve!!

Level of Difficulty: Emily

Meringue Mushrooms

1/2 cup egg white [4 eggs]
1 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla

Beat egg whites and cream of tartar. Add vanilla, salt, and sugar gradually when soft peaks form. Using a #6 plain tip and a 16" pastry bag or a gallon ziplock with the tip cut off, squeeze out caps and stems on a foil lined pan. Dust caps with Nestle Quik. Cook at 200 degrees for 2 hours. Turn oven off and prop oven with a wooden spoon. Melt chocolate chips and use to 'glue' together caps and stems. [Makes 25-30 mushrooms]

Photo: Last Year's Shrooms

3 comments:

Elizabeth said...

i made sweet potatos and pumpkin cookies of several variations all with sucess...i made...chocolate chip, raisin (per my mother's request), and plain w/ homemade icing. oh and i made the icing. i miss you guys and wish you were here. the x-mas eve party isn't the same w/ out karen, dave, and nancy.

K&B Brown said...

I had to look closely to see that it wasn't a real log.

Looks delicious- and you could eat it!

Emily said...

Thanks for the recipe, and We're home! And because I'm wicked tired, do you happen to have some leftover mushrooms of joy?