Saturday, April 08, 2006
we finally decided to send out the invites to lulu's first birthday party.
the list went from 60 people to 15-20ish.
much more realistic in regards to the capacity of our tiny toronto house.
Even that (if the weather doesn't cooperate) will be a tight squeeze,
but it's comprised of all our favorite people who all want to celebrate with us, so it should be fun.
big daddy and I have been discussing the menu, he sais "let's cater it"
I say "no way, I can do it."
So I'm doing some test recipes to make sure no-one goes home from the party with food poisoning.
I have a bit of a theme going, being that it's spring and we have such a sweet little girly.
so last night after frozen pizza (gotta love the president's choice blue line low cal pizza's), caesar salad and some cabernet sauvignon I decided to start baking.
so at midnight this is what I came up with:
White Chocolate Macaroons
funny enough I really don't like white chocolate I'm definitely a dark choc-o-holic,
but in keeping with my "theme" gotta go light and airy.
1 cup almond meal
2 cup icing sugar
1 tablespoon flour
4 egg whites
2 tablespoons caster-sugar
8 oz white-chocolate (melted)
mix first three ingredients set aside
beat egg whites until soft peaks form then add caster sugar.
fold both together
drop tbs. amount onto cookie sheet (lined- I love my silpat)
bake @ 320 F for 12-14 min
don't open the oven
let cool on tray
spread base w/ white(pink) chocolate and sandwich together.
So I did a bit of sampling, and they are pretty good. Very sweet, and light and fluffy.
I think I got around 16 from this recipe (but big daddy may have had something to do with the number not getting to 20 cookies total)
coming soon....coconut cupcakes.