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Meringue Rocks / Old Rock Day


Made you look! This is basically a meringue made with powdered sugar (not granulated sugar or superfine sugar) and gel food coloring of 3 different colors: black, blue-green, and pink. The 3 colors swirled together turned out like I thought it would; actually better!


I made these inspired by Old Rock Day! As I mentioned before I'm definitely the type of person that collects old rocks. I just watched a cute movie with Lucille Bowl & Desi Arnaz called the Long, Long Trailer on TCM -- and she collects A LOT of old rocks in it too. Haha! :)

https://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/fun/old-rock-day


https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0047191/



I started with recipe on the Food Network for Christmas Coal candy, which really looks like rocks too! Then I decided just to experiment with it and experiment with color.


https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/food-network-kitchen/christmas-coal-candy-3887315




What I used:

- 1 egg white

- 1/2 cup of powdered sugar

- Gel food coloring: black, blue-green, pink

- Toothpick / Bamboo skewer













What I did was mix 1 egg white with 1/2 cup of powdered sugar until frothy. I added 1 drop of black, pink blue-green gel food color and then I swirled them together with a bamboo skewer (big toothpick).


Then I put it in this little oven-safe ramekin covered with parchment paper and baked it for about 2 hours or so at 240 degrees.




After I let it dry out, I cracked off rocks! I wasn't sure what was going to happen making a meringue with powdered sugar, but it baked and it really looks like a rock. I like the dimension that using the different food coloring adds.






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