Cocoa Crunch Meringue Sandwiches

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I finally got them done!  Two days late, but I did it.  🙂  I knew they would be good since I had seen postings from fellow bakers, but had some trouble scheduling cookies that take 3+ hours.

I will keep it short and sweet…

These were not hard to make, but the meringue cookies do take some time in the oven.  These are then sandwiched with chocolate ganache.  They are an interesting combination with the crunchy, wafer cookies and the fudge-like filling.  They were loved by all.  I made a double batch to make sure I had all my tasters covered…I mean 8 cookies per batch is not a lot. Even at a double batch, I only got 13 cookies out of it.

Not sure these would be a go to recipe  for me since I was maxed out in my oven at 26 cookies on my two baking sheets…it would be 3 more hours to make any more….but they were delicious and a hit with everyone!

 

 

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Jammer Galette

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Jammer Galette…fun name; fun desert.  The “Jammer” is a vanilla sable topped with jam and circled with streusel…simple but fancy and delicious at the same time.

This is a recipe to play with, so the possibilities are endless.  I happened to have blackberry jam and orange marmalade from previous recipes we have made..and couldn’t decide which to make…so, I made two!  I figured with all of my tasters, one might not be quite enough anyway, so two seemed perfect.

I didn’t have two tart pans so I used one tart and one springform pan and it worked out beautifully.

This is the kind of recipe that would work out great for a gathering…simple, but seems like a fancy dessert.

  1. Make the crust; chill
  2. Make the streusel; chill
  3. Assemble and bake
  4. Dust with confectioners’ sugar

Seriously easy!

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This recipe was loved by all…and interestingly everyone loved both but at the same time had a favorite…which was mixed.  There was no clear winner.  I am guessing any jam you choose to use would be a hit.  I personally liked the orange marmalade one best. 🙂

After my parents had theirs with coffee, my dad sent me a text and said he will now be using a “top 20” list because there are too many great ones to contain to a top 10.  :)…and after over 4 years of baking with this group…we do seem to be on a roll with this new BCM cookbook!  Fun times and fun memories!  I have loved every minute of it and I believe my tasters have too! 🙂