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Trying to track down mom's favorite childhood dessert

majandra22 | Oct 15, 201808:01 PM     3

Hello all!
I have been trying over the years to track down a recipe for my mom's favorite dessert from her childhood. She remembers it as being grey (!), having sugar and eggs, and being relatively hard on the outside, but you could turn it upside down and lick out the insides. (She grew up in the 60s-70s if that helps.) To me, this definitely sounds like a meringue, but the color is off.

I recently saw a meringue in Netflix's SALT FAT ACID HEAT episode where they were able to scoop out the bottom with their fingers, but the recipes I use are always chewy on the inside, not scoopable.

Do you guys think it was likely a meringue, or could something else meet this description? Anyone know of any other popular desserts from that era that it could be? If it is a meringue, how do I get it to turn out with the scoopable interior? Thanks for your help with this!

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