Let’s be honest. If there are two options, and one of the options is chocolate, I will almost always choose the chocolate option. I also find that, the older I get, the more I prefer dark chocolate.
The little bits of almonds were a perfect counterpoint to the dark and creamy ganache. The meringue cookies were similar in consistency to macarons, but better. I feel like these are a great riff on macarons for people like me who are not huge fans of them (There. I said it. For all the effort, they are all just too… much). And while I don’t mind spending a lot of time making a dessert, I want to enjoy a dessert in direct proportion to the amount of time I spent working on it. If I spent a lot of time making something but then didn’t enjoy it, I am not a happy person. These look like a lot of effort but they were really delicious. I only wish they were bigger, or yielded more. Perhaps it is good that they only yielded 8… they don’t keep well, so they need to be eaten rather quickly. That, and it is easy to keep eating these.
What did you think of these, dear reader?