I changed recipe slightly, didn't use caster sugar, icing mixture instead. Reduced to 200 gr from 225 gr of original recipe. Sweetness just right !
Chocolate Swirl Meringues
- 4 egg whites
- 225g caster sugar
- 1 tsps cornflour
- 1 rounded Tbs cocoa powder
- thickened cream to serve
the egg whites and caster sugar in a large heatproof bowl and sit over a pan
of simmering water. Don't let the bottom of the bowl touch the water or the
egg whites will scramble. Stir with a wooden spoon until the sugar has
completely dissolved and the mixture is quite hot to touch, then immediately
remove from the heat.
Whisk egg white mixture using electric beater for about 10-15
minutes until very thick, white and glossy. Mix in the cornflour. Sieve in
the cocoa powder and, using a large metal spoon, very lightly fold into the
meringue using 2-3 strokes. Don't mix it thoroughly.
Spoon the mixture (you can pipe it with the piping bag, if you wish-ab) onto
the prepared baking sheets in 6 large spoonfuls, making each one as peaky as
possible (don't have to do this when you want to make 10 small
meringues-ab). Put the baking tray in the oven, reduce the temperature to
120C and cook for 1 hour 15 minutes. Turn off the oven and leave the
meringues inside until completely cold. Serve with thickened cream.