Meringues made to look like mushrooms! These make wonderful Christmas gifts or are great for adding some finishing touches to your chocolate yule log or Christmas cake.
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Been looking for the perfect recipe for these & I finally found it! Had to make an adjustment to my current piping nozzles for the stems. Did need to refrigerate mine though as 'room temperature' is too warm for the Australian Christmas climate. - 22 Dec 2015
These are super cute. I found that if you make a little hole in the bottom of the caps, you can fill them with chocolate for an extra little surprise. For super realistic mushrooms, paint the bottom of the cap with chocolate, add the stem, then use a toothpick to make the 'gills' going out from around the base. Everyone thought these were real mushrooms. - 20 Feb 2008 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
I didn't find these took much time at all! There aren't a lot of ingredients to assemble and when you beat on high it only takes a few minutes to get a good meringue, and the piping was really easy too...I don't have a pastry bag so i just cut a corner out a zip-lock and used that, and it worked fine. The only real comment I have is that this recipe makes a lot of merigue. I guess you could make the mushrooms a lot bigger than life sized, but i'd say you could probably halve it and still get 36. - 30 Apr 2005 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)