This has been a busy spring with a school auction, confirmation and 2 graduations all within 30 days. I requested bite-size desserts in a post and received many wonderful suggestions. Here are the recipes suggested by the wonderful cooks here at Zaar. Thanks to all of you!!!
This is a recipe that seems to be highly sought after in the Phillippines. It has the texture of a muffin and the flavor of an angel-food cake. While enjoyable plain, is very good with buttercream frosting as well.
My most favorite cookies in the world!!! Very expensive to buy in an Italian bakery and this recipe is the best I've ever tasted. I love baking Italian cookies of all kinds, but these are my specialty. When breaking up almond paste it's always nice to have someone sit and do it with you. I usually use that time to chat with my kids. My sister did it with me once too.
Madeira is fortified white wine. Red petit four cups make a nice presentation for Christmas or Valentine’s Day. If you do not have paper petit four cups, you can put dipped truffles on waxed paper and refrigerate until chocolate hardens. Cooking time does not include refrigeration time. Note: This recipe uses pasteurized egg white product to avoid raw egg issues. I used “All Whites” 100% pasteurized egg whites. It is found in the dairy case at the market. Some egg white products have flavoring. Check the list of ingredients; there should be only one ingredient: 100% liquid egg whites.