More cooking treats today. A very easy delicious meringue recipe that my son made at his kitchen lessons at school (our school was part of the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program).
My boys really like them. I have a big glut of eggs at the moment, so these are just the thing to use a few up.
3 egg whites
1 cup castor sugar
50g chocolate chips
2 tblsp sifted cocoa
1/2 tsp vanilla essence
Beat egg whites with electric mixer until frothy.
On high speed , slowly add sugar, beating until stiff.
Fold in chocolate, cocoa and essence, do not beat, mixture should be a bit streaky.
Drop spoonfuls of mixture on to trays lined with baking paper.
Bake in slow oven for 30 mins. Around 160 degrees C, but my oven is quite hot so I do 130 -140 degrees C.
Meringues should be dry on the outside but still soft on the inside.
Cool on tray before removing.
For Christmas lunch last year I made these for dessert (Xmas is in Summer here so we often have a light dessert). I popped one chocolate meringue on each plate and topped it with a dollop of cream, some fresh berries (strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and red currants), and a drizzle of strawberry puree, little mini pavlovas! You could also grate some chocolate over the top too. They were very popular and easy to prepare before hand and just assemble at the last minute, They have been requested again this year!!
Ok that's it for now, hope to have something crafty to show soon, but with the holidays still here this week, I am not getting a lot done, also I am reading a good book that is absorbing more time than it should!!
Have a great day!