Wednesday, January 27, 2010


AH, SIMPLICITY! SOMETIMES A LITTLE TENDER MORSEL will do you. Think of this as a something you'd really like to share. Sweet and refined at the same time. A light wine....also, good, strong espresso, with a twist of lemon, perhaps. I think this is good at tea time. Tea served from my Grandmother's samovar, the one she said the Tzarina gave her when she stopped at Rashkov....
3 large egg whites
1/4 tsp. cream of tartar
1/4 tsp. salt
1 cup sugar
3 tbls. unsweetened cocoa
3 tbls. semisweet mini chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 300 deg.
Beat egg whites, cream of tartar, and salt at high speed of a mixer until soft peaks form. Add sugar, 1 tbls. at a time, beating until stiff peaks form. Sift cocoa over egg white mixture; fold in. Fold in chips.
Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper. Drop batter by level tablespoonfuls on to prepared baking sheet. Bake at 300 deg. for 40 min. or until crisp. Cool on pan on wire rack. Repeat with remaining batter, reusing parchment. Store in airtight container.
Sift cocoa on meringues when serving.
Serve with a dry, fruity Riesling or a crisp and light Prossecco.


Unknown said...

Hi Lyn,

So, did your grandmother serve these tasty bites to the Tzarina?! I once went to the Russian Tea Room you know!

Lyn said...

Hi Derrick-
Our paths must have crossed at the RTR..I'm the one who was stuffing myself with caviar blinis!
Grandmother? In my family we all have vivid imaginations!

FireLight said...

This recipe sounds divine....I must try it.

Lyn said...

Hi FireLight-
It is! Do try it..champagne, anyone?

Jeane Myers said...

mmmmm, Lyn, I think I might actually try these - they don't sound too involved and they seem just right! xxo

A Cuban In London said...

Small and delightful. Many thanks.

Greetings from London.

Lyn said...

Hi Jeane-
I think you'll really like these..they are special! And easy...

Lyn said...

Greetings to a Cuban-
Little bits, and small packages! Mmmmm...good! Thanks...

Tess Kincaid said...

They sound delicious and look just as beautiful! I like that you suggest which wines are best, too.

(sorry some idiot nabbed your beetle)

Lyn said...

Hi Willow-
Thank's fun to drink the RIGHT wine..sometimes the wrong one will do!!
Yes, beware of idjits!

Anonymous said...

Brim over I to but I contemplate the brief should have more info then it has.

Lyn said...

Hi Anon-
We do the best we can!! Thank you...


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