I'm still going to give this 5* (but I pretty much screwed it up!)...Okay, I wanted to try a new meringue recipe, and this one sounded good. (Also, I didn't actually make mushrooms, just wanted to make a basic meringue cookie using this recipe). I followed the recipe exactly, except used lemon extract, BIG MISTAKE! The mixture was nice and foamy right up until I added the extract. I later learned that lemon extract is oily, hence 'flattening' the egg whites. My batter ended up flat & runny, but I went ahead and made flat 'discs' on the parchment & baked as directed. I was concerned that it would continue to run, but it didn't- it still kept its shape (see picture). So, I was thinking...maybe I could have placed metal cookie cutters on the parchment & poured in the batter to let it fill the shape? Anyhow...stick w/ VANILLA extract ONLY!! And, of course- I live in Florida & it's June (so it's hot), so that could have effected it...who knows. But I must say that those mushrooms ARE cute...so 5 stars for cuteness!! :)
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I'm still going to give this 5* (but I pretty much screwed it up!)...Okay, I wanted to try a...