You Must Believe In Spring, or Chanson de Maxence. Performed by Bill Evans, and penned by Legrand.
Babies are one of the smallest types of human. Of course there are zygotes, and fetis, and all other tiny permutations, but because they don’t leave home, even for grand parties, they’re not quite as much fun to adore. Babies, on the other hand, love parties. They’re the original party people. I doubt Adam and Eve attended any parties before their first baby invited them. They’re also the original party poopers. Babies’ diet consist mainly of breastmilk, though some consume a white beverage created from a powder that is usually found in large cans. Despite the fact they’re on a liquid diet and often purge, babies gain weight extremely quickly. Because babies are too small and floppy to view themselves in a full length mirror, they rarely lose self-confidence over their chubby physiques. Babies enjoy singing; they have naturally operatic voices and attempt to sing in Italian, though ignorant grown humans assume they’re just babbling. Babies are sometimes oppressed by grown humans who dress them in mittens. Babies must withstand facial itches and the inability to grasp writing implements whilst wearing mittens. Babies are therefore unable to sign important legal documents and Baby Bonuses etc are claimed by babies’ parents. Babies are very forgiving and continue to bring joy to their parents and attend parties for all their days until they are grown and adopt the oppressive ways of the adult human.
Elle s’appelle Capucine!
There are no dress up games on Steam.
Ducklings in a cup.
2 1/4 cups hazelnut meal (180 g)
2 cups caster sugar (200g)
1/2 cup cocoa powder (30g)
4 large egg whites, room temperature
1 cup sugar (180g, granulated)
1/4 cup water
approx 1 cup Nutella
Line 2-3 baking sheets with parchment paper.
Sift together hazelnut meal (finely ground hazelnuts), confectioners’ sugar and cocoa powder into a large bowl. Add in two egg whites and stir mixture until it comes together into a very thick dough. This may take a few minutes, but the mixture will eventually all come together.
In a small saucepan, bring granulated sugar and water to a rolling boil.
Meanwhile, in another large mixing bowl, beat remaining two egg whites until frothy. When sugar mixture comes to a boil, beat egg whites to soft peaks. With the mixer on medium speed, drizzle the hot sugar mixture into the egg whites very slowly until all of the syrup has been incorporated and you have a thick, fluffy meringue.
Take 1/3 of the meringue mixture and mix it into the chocolate paste with the electric mixer. Fold in remaining meringue in two or three additions.
Transfer batter to a piping bag (or plastic bag) with an approx 1 cm opening. Pipe dough onto prepared baking sheets to form 1-inch discs (approx 1 1/2 tbsp per disc); batter will spread slightly after piping. Leave about 1-inch between discs on the baking sheet. Once all of the batter has been piped out, let the macarons sit at room temperature for about 20 minutes to form a “skin” that will give them a smooth, shiny top during baking.
While the macarons sit, preheat the oven to 180.
Bake macarons for about 11-12 minutes, until the tops are set.
Cool on the baking sheet for 2 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
Once macarons are cool, sandwich them together with about 1 teaspoon of Nutella. There is no need to be exact with this measurement, just so long as there is a thin layer between each pair of cookies.
Cookies are probably best served on the day they are made, but can be stored at room temperature for a day or two (resulting in a slightly chewier cookie, but still with good flavor).
Makes about 36 sandwich cookies.
Buona sera, cari Tumbli.
I am now a married Mrs, and with such title has come very special privileges… those of you who know me well enough to understand my prior “miss” situation will understand exactly the privileges I speak, ADSL2!
So, I take this opportunity to do what I’ve long desired to do, post the semblance many small and wondrously cute mammals.
This is Venice, where old men wear waist coats and pocket watches, skipping alongside leashed puppies in designer loafers.
blackandwhiteboy asked: i think the first invitation in that set of 9 is the best.
what do you think?
I think so… they’re being printed.
I’m decisive… with your help.