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In Which There are Elegant Little Biscuits…

What do we have here?

On the walk from the office to the bus station at the end of every workday, I always pass by the Luxe kiosk near the Ayala Avenue entrance of Makati’s Glorietta.  This wee cakeshop has a rather fetching display of luxurious-looking (hence the name, I think) cakes and batches of neatly wrapped cookies looking like a regiment of soldiers standing in orderly attention.

Caramel cakes, rich chocolate tortes, and such niceties as English tea biscuits, Florentines, and these particular darlings – the St. Germain almond meringues – are certain to catch your eye.

Anyone up for these nutty biscuits?

What you get are crunchy, sweet cookies kissed with just enough cocoa to give it a smoky hint of chocolate.  It’s like nibbling classic Italian baci di dama (a similar meringue confection made with cocoa and ground hazelnuts).  These are lovely on their own, but I’ll bet they’ll be even more gorgeous with a cup of milky tea.



Midge started her career in PR writing at seventeen when she began drafting documentaries for a government-run television station in the Philippines. Since then, she made a career in advertising and public relations which ended in June 2016 These days, she works full time at Philippine Tatler as a features writer under the nom de guerre Marga Manlapig. Aside from what she does for a living and her poetry, she has turned her home kitchen into a personal culinary lab and is currently working on another novel. Follow her on Instagram at @midgekmanlapig.

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