My new book, The Hello Kitty Baking Book, came out this week! Hooray! It's been over a year since I first embarked on this project, and I can't believe it's finally being released!
In honor of my new book, I wanted to show you something you can make with the book's recipe for Hello Kitty meringue cookies - you could also use the same recipe to make Hello Kitty pavlovas! Just pipe a large Hello Kitty, and once it's baked you can add freshly whipped cream and fresh fruit! The combination of delicately crumbly meringue with fluffy whipped cream is out of this world! Trust me!
To pipe my large Hello Kitty meringue, I used a disposable piping bag fitted with a large tip. I piped the outline of Hello Kitty, filled it in, and then added another outline on top to act as the border for the whipped cream. Then just for fun, I piped a bow for hello Kitty, to be placed on top at the end. Then I baked it at 225F for about an hour.
Once baked, your meringue should feel light and airy, and will be delicately crumbly.
Then I just topped it with freshly whipped cream, some fresh raspberries, and a sprinkling of powdered sugar. And of course the bow on top!
Or to change it up, you could even make it an espresso flavored meringue. I used espresso powder dissolved with a bit of water, and whipped it with the meringue after it was already whipped to stiff peaks. SO GOOD!
This time I decided to pipe my border with a large star tip, just to make it look more pretty.
Once baked, I again topped it with freshly whipped cream (this time I added a bit of mascarpone and Kahlua, to amp up the coffee meringue).
Then I added fresh raspberries. (You wouldn't think that raspberries and coffee go together, but it is actually really good!)
This time instead of a bow, I added coffee meringue stars that I had piped with my large star tip!
And again to finish it off, I dusted it lightly with powdered sugar. So pretty!
With the rest of the coffee meringue stars, I sandwiched them together with the Kahlua mascarpone whipped cream.
Make these today! You won't regret it! :)