Pirouettes

Pirouettes Brian, over at Chocolate Gourmand recently published a recipe and how-to for pirouettes. These cookies, perhaps named for the circular dressage move, are light, tubular cookies formed by rolling them around a wooden spoon.

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What interests me about them especially is that they use egg whites and so are a great way to use the whole egg when making ice cream (where you usually just use the yolks). 

They go really well with ice cream, and are similar to the wafers we use for sundaes. I’m not going to post a recipe as Brian has done so here (complete with helpful how-to photos).

I didn’t have any trouble making them, and they are great fun to do. Perhaps when I make them again I’ll try dipping one half of them in chocolate!

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9 thoughts on “Pirouettes

  1. Hey Kieran!

    These look great- You can make great little ice cream cups with this recipe if you place the little circles on the bottom of a glass and let them cool!

  2. wowwwwww…They are absolutely great and tasty.

    I would love to make them with your ice-cream recipe!!

    P.S I have made ice-cream from your recipe so many times especially chocolate & cookies cream, they are fantastic!! :)

    Thank you for sharing nice recipe.

  3. They do look tasty ! I think that the chocolate idea is a great one! MMM even dipped in chocolate and then those lovely Valrhona praline crunchy bits!

  4. Golly those are pretty looking, I too vote for dipped in chocolate, and maybe crumbled nuts and a side of coffee…and ohhhhhh mama I am working up a craving. Fabulous photos!

  5. When I was a kid, i remembered one of our neighbourhood sundry shop sold something like pirouettes stuffed with ice-cream. The pirouettes are made from mixture of eggs,sugar, flour and coconut milk. Just like recipe for Chinese ‘Love Letters’ :-) I had to eat as soon as possible before the ice-cream softened the crispy roll. Now, I can find many version of this crispy rolls with assorted cream dips but not with ice -cream stuffing because the lady of that shop cut the ice-cream (that comes in rectangular boxes-sandwich ice-cream?) into sticks just the right size to stuff into the crispy rolls.

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