March 14, 2011

This Week's Cravings: St. Patty's Green!

Welcome to This Week's Cravings - we are sharing the green today! I still really like my title of "Bake for Me, I'm IRISH!" I'm actually not Irish, but I do appreciate the holiday. {And I love it when people bake for me.} Currently, my kitchen is fully stocked with potatoes, cabbages, bangers and the making for some tasty bread pudding - we are ready for Thursday!

Do you have St. Patty's traditions? Do you make something a little 'greener' for the holiday? Well, please share - it's all about the 'green' today at This Week's Cravings!

Not long ago I discovered Skinny Taste. It was love at first site, uh sight - the Skinny is where it's at! Amazing blog :) This next recipe was an immediate print and plan. I knew I wanted them. And I knew I wanted them green. Oh, and liquor. The following is my adapted recipe, the original is here (Black & White Chocolate Clouds.)

Bailey's Clouds

  • 3 large egg whites (room temp)
  • 1/8 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 2 Tb Bailey's Irish Cream
  • 1 shot Bailey's
  • green food coloring

  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Cover 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Beat egg whites and cream of tartar in a large bowl until soft peaks form.

You can use a blender - but my baby was asleep & I needed a workout, so I whisked it!

  1. Add sugar a little at a time, continuously whisking. Add vanilla.

    Keep beating until you get stiff peaks and it's glossy. At some point in this stage my forearms rebelled and refused to let me whisk, so I switch to the mixer for just a moment. Add food coloring until you reach desired green.

  2. Fold in chocolate chips and 2 Tb Baileys. Drink the shot.

  3. Drop batter by tablespoons onto cookie sheets. (Mine are a little bigger!)

  4. Bake 35-45 minutes or just until dry. Let cool slightly before transferring to a cooling rack.

  5. Store clouds remaining from your initial gorging while standing over the oven, in an airtight container at room temperature.


I swear Hubs ate 6 immediately. Which when you look at the nutritional info Skinny Taste provides, that isn't a completely horrible thing. Her clouds are 55.6 calories and only 1 Weight Watchers point. Mine will be a little more since I use milk chocolate and liquor - but even so.... Hubs and I agreed the sugar could be cut in half. (You can taste the liquor better that way!)

These delights will appear in my kitchen often!

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This Week's Cravings Schedule:

  • March 7 - A candlelight dinner - Favorite Romantic Recipes
  • March 14 - Bake for me, I'm Irish!
  • March 21 - Chocolate. 'Nuff said....
  • March 28 - Surprise! There's ___ in your food! Share recipes with surprise and secret ingredients.
  • April 4 - Switch it! Spouse in the kitchen day
  • April 11 - Your incredible, edible EGG recipes!
  • April 18 - Easter sweet & treats

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Christina Lucas said...

Those Bailey's clouds look like heaven!!!

Heidi said...

I've been waiting for your green link party. We love St. Patrick's Day and my husband has perfected our feast complete with Corned Beef and Irish Soda Bread. Thanks for hosting and Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Kelli @ RTSM said...

Those are so cool! I bet my kiddos would like the original ones with some green food coloring mixed in.

Jenna @ Newlyweds said...

Yum, those look delicious and so very festive!!


Very creative! I wish we lived closer, so I could test-taste one of these for you! :-)

Anonymous said...

I've never heard of anything like these before, but they look delicious!

Michelle Maskaly said...

Those look great!

Mo 'Betta said...

These look like fun! I agree - cut the sugar so you can taste the liquor :)

Melanie said...

I am loving all these St. Patrick's day treats! Lots of ideas, but how do I choose which to make first?! I think I'll start with your Bailey's clouds!

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Allison @ Alli 'n Son said...

These look so light and sweet. Yum!

Thanks for linking up with Sweet Tooth Friday.