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Chocolate Swirl Meringues

Chocolate Swirl Meringues

Prep

20 min

Bake

2 hours

Serves

10

Difficulty

Medium
Chocolate Swirl Meringues

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These large, indulgent clouds of chewy chocolate meringues taste as gorgeous as they look.

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Golden Caster

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Step 1

Preheat the oven to 200°C/Fan180°, 400°F, Gas Mark 6.

Step 2

Tip the Tate & Lyle Fairtrade Golden Caster Cane Sugar onto one of the baking trays and spread it out in an even layer. Warm through on the middle shelf of the oven for about 5-6 minutes or until the cane sugar feels hot to touch and is lightly coloured, stirring once. Don’t let it caramelize. Pour into a small bowl.

Step 3

Turn the oven heat down to its lowest, around 110°C/Fan90°C, 225°F, Gas Mark ¼.

Step 4

As soon as the Tate & Lyle Fairtrade Golden Caster Cane Sugar is ready, using an electric mixer, add the whites to the bowl and whisk at high speed until they are light and foamy, for about 1 minute. Slowly add the hot Tate & Lyle Fairtrade Golden Caster Cane Sugar, a dessert spoon at a time, and continue whisking until the mixture has cooled and is very thick and glossy. Scrape down the sides halfway through. This will take about 10 minutes.

TOP TIP

Egg whites are easiest to separate when they're cold so pop your eggs in the fridge for half an hour before using them!

Step 5

Sift the cocoa over the meringue mixture and, using a large spoon, carefully fold it through using 3 or 4 strokes so that it looks marbled.

Step 6

Use a little of the meringue to stick down the parchment paper on the remaining 2 baking trays. With 2 large spoons, divide the mixture into 10 large dollops, spacing them well apart on the trays as they almost double in size when baking.

Step 7

Bake on the middle and top shelves of the oven for 1¾-2 hours, swapping the trays over halfway through. The meringues are ready when they are crisp on the outsides, the insides are still soft, and they sound hollow when the bottoms are tapped. Remove to a wire rack to cool, then store in an air-tight container.

Ingredients – 3 items

Serving

1

Fairtrade Golden Caster

Tate & Lyle Golden Caster Cane Sugar

295 g

Egg whites

Large

5
Cocoa-powder

Cocoa powder

2 tbsp

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