Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Waste not, want more

I love meringue in all forms: cookies, pavlova, on top of pie.  My only holdup is that it only requires egg whites, which means I end up wasting the yolks.  And I hate wastefulness.

So when my roommate made the most delicious yolk pasta for dinner two nights ago, I was only too happy to put the whites to good use.  Flourless chocolate cookies have the shiny topcoat of a good brownie but with a more condensed chew from the meringue-like base.  As you guessed, the recipe doesn't call for flour, but it doesn't include butter either!  Didn't see that coming, did you?  Me, make a recipe without butter?

You can download a PDF of my take on the recipe, adapted from François Payard, here.  Do it, it's pretty.

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