Whisking in a Winter Wonderland Like 0 Twitter Mia Laico Follow Dec. 21, 2016, 9:01 a.m. in Life and Styles Views: 727 Like us on facebook It's a weekend. It's snowing. It's the Great Scot's (aka my mom) birthday. So obviously I will be in the kitchen attempting to whip something up. The Great Scot loves meringues. Things requiring pastry bags and precision are not usually my friends, but I figured I'd give it a whirl anyway. I found this super easy recipe for meringue kisses. Start out small. Baby steps. Besides the smaller the recipe, the least likely chance for me to screw it up. Hopefully, lol. I started with the dissolving the sugar in egg over the water bath. It's not a step I recall seeing on the plethora of cooking shows I obsessively watch in hopes they'll improve my shoddy kitchen skills. I liked it though. It put my working with raw egg anxiety at ease a little bit. I love anything that requires me using my stand mixer. This is only the third time I have gotten to use it. I let it frantically whisk away. Occasionally checking for stiff peaks. I didn't start having problems until the piping. Reasons why I should not be allowed near a piping bag: 1. I do not have a steady hand. 2. I am incapable for squeezing lightly. It's either full force or no force with me. 3. I end up wearing most of the piping bag contents. I managed to get enough meringue onto the cookie sheet to make pre-heating the oven worth while. I did have some minor issues with the final product. They were chewy. Really chewy. I put them back in for another 15 minutes with some more drying time. Chewiness resolved. I dipped half of them in chocolate and packaged them in a ziplock bag. I put them in my holiday cookie tin and left them on the counter over night. I did not want to let the chewiness set back in by putting them in the fridge. I also purchased a bottle of champagne to give the Great Scot in case the meringues did not taste as good as they looked, lol. Fast forward to the final taste test-- Success! I will be making larger ones now for Boxing Day dessert! Never not eating. Awkwardly sharing. Find more blog posts at feedthemia.com Published by Mia Laico Share Mail Messenger Twitter Pinterest Linkedin Comments Related Article Life and Styles DEAR WOMEN Life and Styles Escape from the BS Life and Styles It Is Still August Right?