Have you seen Jurassic World yet? It seems like most of the world has since it made over $511 million over the weekend. Wow. It became the highest global opener of all time, breaking a number of records. (Via CBC) One of our staff members, Joanna, shared her review of the movie earlier this weekend. Head over to the post if you want to discuss the movie.
In celebration of the movie, I decided to make some dinosaur bone cookies. They’re pretty easy to make and don’t require many ingredients. I followed Martha Stewart’s recipe.
Dinosaur Bone Meringues:
6 large egg whites
1 1/2 cups sugar
Preheat oven to 200 degrees. Put egg whites and sugar in a heatproof bowl. Set bowl over a pan of simmering water and whisk constantly until sugar is dissolved and mixture feels warm to the touch. Approximately 5 minutes.
If using a stand-up electric mixer, pour egg and sugar mixture into bowl and fit mixer with the whisk attachment. Beat on high speed until very stiff peaks form. Approximately 8 minutes. Or you can use a hand mixer to do the same.
Transfer meringue to a pastry bag fitted with a 1/2-inch plain round tip. Pipe bone shapes, each 5-6 inches long, onto baking sheets lined with parchment paper. Bake until crisp throughout, about 1 hour. (I baked mine for 2 hours since I had two baking sheets in the oven at once and the cookies didn’t feel hard enough). Let cool completely on a wire rack.
I’m happy with how these turned out, though Martha’s look better. It took me a bit to get the hang of the shape and how much pressure to use on the pastry bag.
Now, if you weren’t one of the people seeing Jurassic World this weekend, head to the theatre now!