edit: top, from left to right: blanched green beans, red bell pepper, a cherry tomato, spinach ball with carrot detail, three onigiri wrapped in nori and spinach leaf, more green beans, a carrot star, a red bell pepper star on romaine leaf.
bottom, from left to right: 2 quail eggs and chopped red bell pepper on spinach leaf, some more chopped red bell pepper and carrot stars on romaine leaf, soy sauce fish, a carrot pumpkin, a cherry tomato, a physalis, another cherry tomato and a clementine pumpkin. (stem of pumpkins is spinach leaf)
ETA: re: quail eggs. this bento was made when i was a vegetarian... of course i know that quail eggs aren't vegan
- Panda Onigiri with ketchup cheeks and corn salad - fried quail egg on cucumber & carrot salad with mayonnaise dressing - paprika & cucumber maki - tamagoyaki with vegetables - chicken dumplings and octopus sausages - Kinder chocolate sweets
3 c confectioner's sugar 1/2 c cocoa powder *zest of 1 orange *1 t espresso powder *2 c slivered almonds 1/4 t salt 4 egg whites, room temperature 1 T vanilla extract
THIS WILL BE MESSY. IT WILL BE WORTH IT.
Put the dry ingredients in one bowl, combine well. Briefly whisk the whites and vanilla together with a hand mixer. Add the whites/vanilla to the dry ingredients, fold briefly to combine. CAREFULLY combine with the hand mixer on low speed. Combine until they are just moistened. On a cookie sheet lined with parchment, portion cookies out. They will spread on the sheet and while baking. Bake 7 minutes, turn halfway, bake another 7 minutes. Cool on a rack, store for up to three days.
I got about 15 cookies from this batch, it will all depend on how large you portion them out.
These are crispy on the outside, chewy and gooey chocolatey on the inside, even after a couple of days. I think I ate four of them the day I made them. It hurt my belly but I'd do it again.
Today is Midsummer Eve (Midsommarafton) in Sweden! It's the day we celabrate... summer? I'm not sure. I usually don't celebrate it that much. But the tradition to eat strawberry cake is pretty awesome, so why not make it even better with strawberry cupcakes?
I'm very happy of how they turned out. I tried a new kind of glazing, made of whipping cream, cream cheese, icing sugar and strawberry juice (squeezed out of fresh berries!). Om nom nom nom