Delectable chocolate meringue stack

Prep: 20 mins, Cooking: 1 hr
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Your guests will adore this delightful dessert.

By Food24 May 04 2015
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Ingredients (10)

4 egg whites — from jumbo eggs
1/2 tsp vinegar
1 pinch salt
210 g castor sugar
100 g dark chocolate — chopped
2 coffee beans — crushed
1 1/2 cup cream — whipped
50 g castor sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
250 g mixed berries
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Preheat oven to 130ºC.

In a large bowl whisk egg whites, vinegar and salt until soft peaks form. Add caster sugar two tbsp at a time, beating well until it is all dissolved before adding any more.

Heat the chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a pot of boiling water, stir until melted, remove and allow to cool slightly.

Spoon 12 dollops of meringue mixture onto a lined baking tray.

Swirl teaspoonfuls of melted chocolate through the meringue mixture.

Place chopped coffee beans on a lined baking tray and spread over remaining melted chocolate, allow to set, then chop roughly.

Place meringues in the oven and bake for 1 hour, switch off oven and allow oven to cool completely before removing meringues. Remove and place on a cooling rack.

Stir the cream, caster sugar and vanilla together, spoon cream onto eight of the discs, sprinkle over berries and some of the chopped chocolate-covered beans.

Assemble stacks and top with remaining discs.



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