I can’t believe it’s already February. FEBRUARY! I feel like Christmas was just last week but here we are, already celebrating the holiday of love. Is it just me, or is 2017 flying by already? I was lucky enough to start the year with a trip to San Francisco and I absolutely fell in love with the city. I can’t wait to see where the rest of the year takes me!
I’m not gonna lie…I’m not really into Valentine’s Day. It’s cheesy and lonely if you’re, you know, alone. BUT, I do love chocolate and candy. I also love discounted chocolate and candy the day after Valentine’s Day. If you are into Valentine’s Day, or better yet Galentine’s Day, I’ve rounded up some of my favorite, non-cheesy projects to celebrate the day.
If you’re looking for a quick and easy last minute Valentine’s Day recipe, these marbled meringue kisses are the perfect treat!
They have a crunchy outer shell, and a chewy marshmallow center. These require knowing how to mix egg whites to soft peaks. You’ll know you have achieved soft peaks when you turn the whisk upside down, and the peaks are just starting to hold. This takes a little practice, so keep at it!
I must say these did not last very long at my house. Everyone loved them! Even my mom who is the opposite of a “sweet tooth” kept commenting on how good they were.
You can find the recipe below…
175g of egg whites (Approximately 5 large eggs) at room temperature
Pink and/or red food dye
Preheat oven to 200°F (90°C). Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
Whisk the egg whites until soft peaks. Slowly add sugar. Continue whisking until stiff peaks; the time will vary depending on the temperature of your egg whites.
Prepare a pastry bag by cutting off the end and inserting a large round tip. (I used an 18mm.) Squeeze in some food coloring on either side of the piping bag. Careful not to add too much or the meringues could end up tasting bitter.
Pour half of the meringue mixture into the prepared piping bag. Pipe the kisses about one inch wide onto the baking sheet. Continue piping in rows until you’ve used all the meringue. Repeat with a new piping bag, and a different food color if desired.
Bake for approximately 1 1/2 hours or until they can be lifted cleanly from the parchment paper. Allow the meringues to cool completely before enjoying!