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RT gifted me with some delicious Fair Trade Baking Cocoa from Equal Exchange I knew I had to bake with it ASAP.  After reading Eat, Live, Run’s post on Meringue I decided I had to do something similar–but with Cocoa.  I followed the recipe exactly, except I added about 1/3 of a cup of Cocoa to the sugar before combining with the egg whites and cream of tartar. 

I left my pastry bags at my parents house after making Catherine and Andrew’s wedding cake (a post on this is coming–I promise).  I decided to just put the wet meringue mixture into a zip lock bag and cut the corner off.  It was very easy to make little “clouds” out of the meringue.  I tried experimenting with “baskets” that could then be filled with fresh berries….lets just say that is still a work in progress. 

After my patience was worn a bit thin the meringues were finally ready!  Fresh out of the oven, these were delicious, they tasted like clouds of chocolate melting in my mouth.  I tell you, this is the stuff dreams are made of.

Chocolate Dreams

[Lizzie]

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