Tyler Florence Fridays: Sweets are sweet

I have to admit, when I started participating in Tyler Florence Fridays, I didn't realize it was a year long event. I didn't even think about it having an end date, I simply assumed we would be blogging until no one wanted to anymore, or until our great hostesses (hi ladies!) decided they were done.

So I am sad to learn that the year is coming to an end.

Not that I will stop making Tyler's recipes, but I will miss the motivation to try new things.

I think maybe I will have to find a new chef to focus on and maybe a blogging group to join in with, just for that extra motivation. (And for those of you who know how much baking and home made with-a-recipe-cooking I've done in the last month, you can stop laughing now - things will settle down and I will get there!)

Yes, it is still busy here. Fortunately, I have a few Tyler recipes in my archives to go to. I had a hard time choosing this week's selection, one of three choices, and they all appealed to me.

The original recipe for my final choice called for pistachios and strawberries, for the Pistachio Meringues with Warm Strawberries found on page 256 of Eat This Book. I didn't have pistachios, I had cashews. And I did not have strawberries, I had peaches. I also had a bit of Grand Marnier, so I changed the recipe to Cashew Meringues with Drunken (instead of warm) Peaches.

Hmmmm, these were tasty. Not as crispy on the outside as I'd have liked, but at the time it had been raining for days and the humidity was not low. Cashews and peaches go quite well together, and a splash of orange flavored alcohol really brightens up the fresh peaches.

It isn't too late to join in on Tyler Florence Fridays, just make sure you make your submission before noon tomorrow (Friday.)

Can't wait to see what everyone else made.


Megan said...

A smashing choice - although I thought you didn't like nuts? Or was that just peanuts.....

Kim said...

I'm also sad about TFF disbanding. I think I'm going to keep posting my Tyler recipes on Fridays. I'm only halfway through Stirring the Pot, so I have many more recipes to do. This sounds yummy. I LOVE peaches.

Deb in Hawaii said...

I think your version looks delicious!

Joanne said...

I didn't realize this was only a year long thing either and now I am quite sad. I really love Tyler's food, however, and so I will definitely keep cooking his recipes. I may have to trick myself into thinking that TFF still exists to get myself to do it though!

These look delicious even with your substitutions.

Peabody said...

I like cashews better anyway!

Chats the Comfy Cook said...

I find that when I have an individual responsibility and joy to cook, I am more apt to do so.

I think Nigella will make up for Tyler, in some ways. I found many recipes that appealed to me and with the new group, I Heart Cooking Clubs, I have my support group.

If you are not there already, take a peek. http://iheartcookingclubs.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry it's ending, but at least you have lots more to make. This dish really sounds yummy.

NKP said...

I love the flavours you chose!
Many of the long time TFF folks have been asking about a new chef for a while now, which is why we have started with Nigella. We started a new site as the TFF one was named after Tyler. Now the new one isn't named after a chef so we can switch when the majority are ready and can choose a new cook by vote. I hope that is of interest to you, we'd love to have you!