Here's an astounding achievement: chocolate-nut biscuits with less than one gram of fat each! The secret is meringue. These biscuits contain no butter or margarine and no egg yolks, yet they're tender and rich tasting.
Despite their relatively high kilojoule count, walnuts and other nuts eaten in small amounts every day can help keep cholesterol levels low.
Meringues are sensitive to humidity (they'll absorb moisture and become sticky), so bake them on a fairly dry day. Place them in an airtight container once they've cooled completely. If you live in a humid climate, seal the meringues in a freezer bag and freeze them.
We're not fans of walnuts so used choc chips instead, added them before the dry ingredients were properly mixed so not to knock down the meringue. Rather yummy.. - 06 Jun 2010
Used different ingredients. Not a fan of walnuts so used choc chips instead. - 06 Jun 2010
once i whipped up the meringue the folding the dry ingredients was strange cause to properly combine it took heaps and it knocked down the meringue. but nice. only made about 8 - 22 Oct 2009