February 12, 2013

what the heart wants


Since Valentine's Day is actually on most calendars, I suppose I have to recognize its existence. While I'm not too keen on the premise, I do love hearts and the color pink is growing on me (not literally...last time I checked). Those things being said, I give you pink and red heart-shaped meringues.


I used the recipe that yielded such lovely Christmas meringues with three changes:

*I streaked the pastry bag with red and pink gels.
*I used only vanilla extract, though I'm thinking something like a hint of Kahlua might be delicious and appropriate.
*Instead of just making meringue blobs (or, in some cases, walnuts), I made hearts.


Pretty festive, right? Especially for someone who tries to ignore the annual flowers-and-chocolate fest known as V-Day.

Happy Valentine's Day.  I guess. :)

27 comments:

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

So pretty!

Have a great Valentine's Day.

Cheers,

Rosa

Foodycat said...

They are lovely! I wonder if you could pipe the hearts over a dried raspberry or something so you had a little surprise in the middle when they bake?

Joanne said...

Okay, these are adorable! The streaks are almost hypnotizing!

shaz said...

We definitely don't celebrate Valentine's. But I might just whip up a batch of heart shaped meringues because they're so cute! Love your work Grace :)

bellini said...

These are really quite beautiful Grace. They are also so much better for us than all of the calorie laden chocolate treats this time of year.

Cara said...

These are totally adorable!

Angie's Recipes said...

These are so so adorable, Grace.

Lora said...

So beautiful!

Sue/the view from great island said...

I'd float a few of these in a big mug of hot chocolate---gorgeous!

Pam said...

I want to make these for MYSELF for Valentines Day... they look so pretty and delicious.

Ally said...

Sooo pretty!

Blond Duck said...

I've always loved the color pink-- you know, I've still never had a meringue?

Pam said...

I'm ashamed to admit I've never tried to make meringues. They seem fussy and scary to me.

Katerina said...

I am not on Valentines mood either, but these hearts are so beautiful and they are a very pretty way to celebrate!

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

They are very cute Grace! And totally in the spirit of things too! :D

juliana said...

Grace, your meringue hearts are so cute...love the contemporary look of it. Indeed pretty festive :)
Hope you are enjoying your week!

Beth said...

You can't beat meringues (pun not intended there, sorry). And your version is a lovely Valentine variation.

vanillasugarblog said...

well hey now, those came out great!

Half Baked said...

So cute and festive!

Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic said...

I love anything pink but I agree that these would be better with Kahlua :)

Barbara said...

How adorable are those?!! Meringues don't hold up well in Florida, or I'd be all over this recipe. You have to eat them immediately. Even an hour wait, they lose their crispness. :(
(And....your blog name is just as cute as Noble Pig. So appropriate. I aped the way Cathy set her header up when I did mine. She does have great recipes.)

Erica said...

Those are so beautiful,Grace!I love meringues...Yours are perfect!

Aleta said...

Ohhh, LOVE THESE!!! I started to take a cake decorating class, but the pregnancy (bedrest) interrupted the class unfortunately. I would SO love how to make these. Thank you for sharing :)

Velva said...

Your heart shape meringues are delightful. This beats out chocolate any day in my book.

Thanks for sharing.

Velva

Carolyn Jung said...

So creative and beautiful. Anyone would be lucky to get one of these lovely hearts for Valentine's Day.

I Wilkerson said...

These are so cute--I am amazed this is even possible! Well if anyone could do something like this, you could!

Ciao Chow Linda said...

Oh my, these are so lovely. Sorry I'm just getting to see them now. But there's always next Valentine's Day.