We've taken the guesswork out of making these patisserie beauties, so you can prepare them at home (for less than 25 cents a pop!). Be sure to weigh the ingredients precisely, and follow the step-by-step directions to make meringue, fold in the almond mixture, and pipe the batter into rounds. Delight one and all with the gorgeous, delicious, professional-looking results.
The tops of these brownie-like cookies look as if they've been shattered. Coat the balls of dough thoroughly in confectioners' sugar before they go in the oven. They'll flatten and "crack" on their own as they bake.
This mousselike dessert is so airy it's liable to float right off your plate. Combine that texture with the cool flavor of peppermint-laced chocolate, and you have a treat that just might send you to cloud nine. For the lightest mousselike texture, serve this flourless torte the day you bake it. For a denser dessert, refrigerate overnight.