Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Barefoot Blogger's Frilly Chantilly

Barefoot Bloggers are posting about Ina's Meringues Chantilly from the Barefoot in Paris book. Dave really liked this recipe. I found it so amazingly sweet I wanted to go take some insulin to counteract the diabetic coma I had. I did however LOVE the meringues. I had never bake a meringue before. It just didn't seem all that important to me. Thanks goes out to BMK of Reservations Not Required, for choosing this easy and fun treat.
One tip, I would cut the meringue shell recipe in half . It will make 6 shells instead of 12. Unless you have a crowd, 6 is more practical.
I have changed my tune. The meringue shell is a great little recipe to have in my back pocket. I can think of several ways to make this meringue shell my own. The use of chocolate comes to mind somehow.

I actually loved the raspberry sauce we created for this dessert too. Only I would use the raspberry sauce on cheesecake or something less sweet. Together, it was just too darn much for me. But the spouse was very happy, he even had seconds.
As you can see it was a beautiful dessert. Probably one of the prettiest I have ever seen.
The berries for this recipe were expensive. Partially because of California's lousy growing season. I settled for strawberries on top but use the raspberries as written in the sauce.

Congrats go out to Hosea; This seasons new Top Chef. still my girl. And, I still hate you Tom Colicchio, you can learn some lessons from our girl Ina.


cari said...

I was rooting for Carla too. Oh well. I don't know how you guys aren't huge with all the delicious food you always make!

Malaina said...

I'm sad I missed it... I would have rooted for Carla too. It least it wasn't Stefan or that other chick that ALWAYS made scallops.

The dessert looks really good.

Anonymous said...

Your meringues look so pretty. I thought they were too sweet myself, but I liked the stewed berries a lot.

Maria said...

Pretty dessert! Just found your blog from the Utah list. Love it!

Suzie said...

It was a really glamourous dessert wasn't it? We really enjoyed it too.

BMK said...

Gorgeous! I love the idea of incorporating chocolate into these. Glad you liked them.

Anonymous said...

i'm in the minority on this one... i didn't think that the meringues were too sweet. loved it!