Thursday, March 4, 2010

Coffee Meringue

It seems the more i try to stay away from sweets, the more sweet gifts i receive!! 

Yesterday morning i got a packet of freshly baked meringues from a colleague's wife...was delicious!!
And just when my energy levels started playing hide and seek, i received a Bar-One chocolate for my 25 hour day!
what a good day at work!!!

Here is a Meringue recipe i stumbled upon. I haven't tried it myself YET, but it looks and sounds YUM.
As for me..i like anything coffee-flavoured!! Lemme know how it went and send in some pics!!! :)

Mocha Meringues
3 large egg whites
180g caster sugar
1 teaspoon cornflour
½ teaspoon white vinegar
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
3 teaspoons ground coffee
80g dark chocolate

- Preheat the oven to 130°C/266F. Line two baking trays with non-stick baking paper.

- In a large bowl, whisk the egg whites until soft peaks form. While continuously whisking, add the sugar one tablespoon at a time until stiff and satiny shiny. Whisk in the vanilla, cornflour, white vinegar, cocoa powder and two teaspoons of the coffee until combined.

- Using a piping bag and a 1cm plain nozzle, pipe 60 small blobs onto the prepared trays around 2.5cm in diameter and 4cm apart.

- Bake for 25 minutes. Turn the oven off and with the door slightly ajar, allow the meringues to cool completely.

- Melt the chocolate and the remaining coffee in a bowl set over saucepan of simmering water. Allow to cool, then use to sandwich the meringue bases together.

Makes 30 and will keep for 2 days in an airtight container.

** if you don't like coffee flavoured meringues leave out the cacao and coffee!
** or add variation with strawberries or lime or apple or anything you fancy!

Happy eating!!


Maryx said...

I'm NOT a fan of meringues... mar nou het jy my net lus gemaak. Looks yummy! Mar ja wat... gaan dit eerder dit aandurf nie. Ek doen kos, nie soetgoed nie. Hehehehehe!

desi said...

ek luv meringues!! herinner my aan my kinderdae! :)
okay, maar dan sal ek maar net 'n lekker kosresep ook moet post:)