Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Chocolate Meringues


Got some extra egg whites? Make meringues! I tried these marbled chocolate meringues for a birthday party and it was a hit. Make sure to leave the meringues in the oven until cold though - they need to firm up on the inside. Top some of them with coconut flakes or chopped nuts if you'd like - it's delicious!

They'll keep at room temperature for a few days.

Chocolate Meringues
(printable recipes)
about 15

4 egg whites
250 ml sugar
1 tsp lemon juice
50 g dark chocolate
coconut flakes or chopped nuts, to decorate

Mix the egg whites and sugar in a bowl over a waterbath, and whisk until you have a thick and glossy meringue. (Use electrical beaters unless you have very strong arms!) The mixture must be hot enough for the sugar to dissolve.

Remove from heat and keep beating until the mixture is cool. Mix in the lemon juice. Melt the chocolate and fold it in with a few strokes so the mixture is nicely marbled.

Use a spoon to place dollops on two baking sheets, lined with teflon or silpat sheets. Sprinkle with coconut flakes or chopped nuts, if desired. Bake at 100°C for about 60 minutes. Turn the oven off and leave the meringues until the oven is cool, preferably over night.

Recipe in Swedish:


Chunk said...

They look both really well made and delicious all at the same time! Nice work.


Puglette said...

those bring back such great memories. when i was a child i would get a cookie like this everytime we went to the doctor's office. the bakery was across the street. yummy!

D. @ Outside Oslo said...

Those look wonderful. I was going to make meringues last weekend to go with a dessert, but realized that although they're pretty simple, they require more time than the little window I had available.

I still want to try the combo, though. The dessert was fresh, halved strawberries soaked in red wine with some sugar and lemon juice. Delightful!

Amy said...

Absolutely beautiful meringues! I bet they tastes so good!!!

Martha said...

Hi Anne, these look great! But, say one had a newborn, and didn't want to make their own meringues...could you recommend anyplace in/around Stockholm to buy fresh (still a little gooey) ones? My grocery store has them sometimes...but not today. Thanks!

Erka Perka said...

underbar bild!

Andy said...

my children love the chocolate meringues! I tried it with white chocolate as well, sweeter. Thanks for he recipe !