Tuesday, 11 October 2011
Chewy Chocolate Meringues
These are divine. They're moreish. I've eaten about 6 already. And what's better, they only require 4 ingredients, so I'm not dashing about buying new things before my trip home tomorrow. Dry and crispy on the outside, soft, gooey and chocolate-y on the inside, I couldn't ask for any better snack for packing.
Recipe after the jump
Chewy Chocolate Meringues [from Home Baked Comfort]
1/2 cup (4 fl oz) eggs whites - about 4
1 cup (250g) caster sugar
2 oz finely chopped dark chocolate
2 1/2 tbsp cocoa powder
Whisk together the egg whites and caster sugar in a bowl over a pan of simmering water, until the sugar is dissolved [try rubbing the mix between your fingers to see if there are any grains left], then take the bowl off the heat and whisk until it reaches stiff, shiny peaks.
Fold in the cocoa and chopped chocolate until well mixed, then plop onto a baking sheet in little mounds, and bake at 175C for 16-19 minutes, turning around half way through. Leave to cool on a rack.