Sunday, December 22, 2013

Holiday Baking

I've been doing a little holiday baking lately. These chocolate crackles are a family favorite.

And the captain loves these shortbread cookies.

And last night I made these meringue mushrooms to decorate the Buche de Noel that I'll be making for Christmas Eve.

You start with an Italian meringue, pipe it into these shapes, bake for an hour, then stick them together with melted chocolate.

I love making desserts that require artsy/crafty touches, so making these mushrooms was a lot of fun. I'll show you the cake later.

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