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Mushroom Meringues

Mushroom meringues are usually associated with the traditional French dessert Bûche de Noël, but I like to make them on their own as a creative, delicious, and gluten-free addition to cookie plates during the holidays. This recipe comes from Maida Heatter's Book of Great Desserts. More

Eton Mess

Sort of like the love child of Pavlova and Trifle, this confection, consisting of crushed meringue cookies, freshly whipped cream and sugar-coated berries (usually strawberries) takes its name from the venerable Eton College, where it is traditionally served at the school's annual cricket game against Winchester College. More

Chocolate Chip Meringue Cookies

I once thought that I didn't like meringue cookies. The ones from the store always reminded me of styrofoam and never had enough flavor to be worth my time. Then, in culinary school, I started messing around with chocolate left over from a molding lesson and some unused egg whites and I wound up with a meringue cookie to die for. They have a great texture and deep chocolate flavor—plus, they're gluten-free! More

Bake the Book: Amaretti

The recipe began eerily similar to macarons: the almonds and confectioners' sugar whirred together to make a light, floury powder instead of a dense paste. When the egg whites were mixed in, the batter held its airiness. Piped onto the cookie sheets, the soft, peaked domes baked perfectly—puffed-up and crisp on the outside with that perfect chewy-meets-light inside, plus a super charged almond flavor from the ground almonds and extract. More

David Lebovitz's Lime-Marshmallow Pie

Lemon meringue pie was one of my favorite childhood desserts, and seeing all of those gloriously tall, peaked pies in diner display cases inspired me to try out this Lime-Marshmallow Pie from Ready for Dessert by David Lebovitz. Judging by the photo that accompanied the recipe in the book, this pie looked like a challenge. Was there any way I could replicate the lovely swirls and peaks in my home kitchen? More

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