October 29, 2018
Halloween is around the corner. Time to get the creepy crawlies going. Monster eyes are the halloween fan’s base kit. Useful to give character to pretty much any dish.
The fun part is that since they are monster eyes there are no rules to this. Any kind of misshaped icing drop makes for a unique monster expression.
_ prepare a tray with baking paper [ideally tape paper to the tray]
_ beat egg whites with a mixer at high speed until peaks form
_ gradually add sugar and lemon extract
_ whisk until very smooth [add a few drops of water if texture is too thick to pipe]
[icing should form peaks that smooth out slowly]
_ transfer icing to a piping bag with a small opening [about 2-3 mm]
_ make little dots on the baking sheet [different size or regular – depending on what you need]
_ combine 3 tablespoons of icing with black food colouring
_ transfer black icing to a piping bag with a very small opening [1mm]
_ make litte black dots for irises on each of the white ‘eye balls’
_ give it at least 24 hours to dry before carefully removing them from the baking paper
[store in an airtight container until use]