Chocolate Meringues

I tried making this for the first time around during a lazy weekend as a quick fix for a high tea with the  most pampered member in my home - my little imp. 
It indeed turned out to be a food for a royal's tea visit. It is so elegant and pretty looking cookie that I was actually savoring every moment of it while it melted in mouth.


The baking can be tricky of you have not tasted it ever as it could turn out sticky and chewy.
You need to bake it as long as it takes to change the color slightly pale.


Ingredients (for 15-20 large individual pieces)
2 egg whites
1/2 cup castor sugar (make it 3/4 for slightly sweeter)
1 tspn of cocoa powder
1 cup whipped cream (with icing sugar for filling)
Method
1) In a bowl, whisk the egg whites using a hand beater or electric beater along with sugar until it is glossy. About 4-5 min with electric & 7-8 min with hand whisk.
2) Add the cocoa powder and beat again.
3) Preheat the  oven at the lowest temperature. For me it was about 150c.
4) Spray some oil or butter on the baking sheet.
5) Pipe the mixture or use a spoon to create small dollops.
6) Bake for about 10 -12 min or until they change the color slightly. 
7)Let them cool.
8) Sandwich 2 meringues with some whipped cream.


Tip* - If the meringues appear soft do not panic as it will become stiff as it starts cooling down.
- Store in air tight box and refrigerate for later eating







15 comments:

Archana said...

looks delicious. unfortunately my mim is 180 so this is a no no.

Santosh Bangar said...

tempting ...yummy...

Aarthi said...

i love this a lot...yummy

Aarthi
http://yummytummy-aarthi.blogspot.com/

Srivalli said...

I seriously wish it was eggless..how funny right..:)..and you are not sending this to the Mela?...:)

Hemavathi Murari said...

Great recipe. Bookmarked.

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Priya said...

Yummy meringues, looks super tempting.

veena krishnakumar said...

I want some!!!!!!looks very nice

Ramya said...

cute little meringues..im yet to try these. thanks for linking with my event.

Harini said...

Like Valli said, how I wish the meringues can be eggless :)

Uma said...

I really dont have courage to try them. Once tried but it was a complete disaster. will try this soon. yours turned out to be very good.

rekhas kitchen said...

I like chocolate in any form looks yummm....
Padma
www.plantaileaf.blogspot.com

vaishali sabnani said...

v tempting indeed!!...lovely!!

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Those meringues look awesome. I so love the pictures.

Kavi said...

I've always been fascinated by meringues! They look so good. :) Thanks so much for linking your dish to Kid's Delight - Something Sweet. Would love to have more entries from you :)
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Kavi (Edible Entertainment)

Amy said...

Looks so delicious. Thanks for sharing
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