Chocolate Flecked Meringues

    3 hours 15 minutes

    Meringues come in all shapes and colours this one uses grated dark chocolate to create chocolate flecks in them.

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    Makes: 30 depending on size

    • 4 egg whites
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
    • 200g caster sugar
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
    • 20g grated dark chocolate or 2 teaspoons instant espresso

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:1hour  ›  Extra time:2hours marinating  ›  Ready in:3hours15min 

    1. Preheat oven to 110 degrees C. Line two baking trays with foil.
    2. Whisk egg whites until fluffy. Add salt and cream of tartar; continue to whisk. Gradually add the sugar and whisk for 6-7 minutes or until stiff, smooth and glossy. Whisk in vanilla essence and grated chocolate (or instant espresso).
    3. Transfer mixture into a piping bag. Pipe neat mounds onto baking trays leaving room for them to spread a little. Bake for 1 hour or until the meringues are dry but not brown.
    4. Remove from oven and let cool briefly. Carefully transfer meringues from the foil to a wire rack. Let cool fully.

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