I have always been a fan of the Meringue Girls (I loved their first cookbook) – so I was excited to see that they’d branched out from meringues into other sweet treats – so that I can make their delicious treats without ending up with all of the leftover egg yolks in the fridge. The new Meringue Girls cookbook, Everything Sweet, starts with my favourite section, edible gifts. I am obsessed with giving people homemade food-related gifts (if you have a birthday party around me, you are likely to get chocolate chip cookies) and recipes for marshmallow rope, jam and colourful millionaire’s shortbread (a favourite of Beardy Husband’s) are a welcome addition to send for birthdays and holidays.
They’ve also used their eye for bright colours and decorating to adorn cakes and pastries – the glittery sesame seed eclairs and frothy eton mess layer cakes are works of art. Like their previous cookbook, this might be a bit more difficult for a novice baker, but for someone who’d like a bit of a decorating challenge, this is perfect.
Chocolate Cookiemuffs (from Everything Sweet)
110g unsalted butter (softened)
110g caster sugar
110g light brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
220g plain flour
1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
300g chocolate chunks
I received a copy to review from Square Peg, but all opinions are my own. There are affiliate links (what can I say, I’m a cookbook addict), so if you’re going to buy the book, might as well do it through me!