I made these meringues for dessert Saturday night, and man they were good! In fact my family was completely silent for the 30 seconds it took to
Some of the ingredients are slightly strange i.e. making chocolate mousse out of cream cheese. Just go with it; you trust me right?
Serves - 6
ProPoints - 5
2 tbsp sweetener
Juice of 1 lemon
75g dark chocolate chips
2 egg whites
100g caster sugar
1 heaped tsp cocoa powder
150g quark (use very low fat cream cheese instead)
2 tsp clear honey
Preheat the oven to Gas Mark 2.
In a clean bowl whisk the egg whites until they form stiff peaks. Add the sugar and continue whisking until combined and glossy.
Take out a spoonful of the meringue mixture and put in a separate bowl. Mix with the cocoa powder. Add the chocolate meringue mixture back into the white mixture and gently fold to create a marbled effect.
On a lined baking sheet. Create 6 mounds with the meringue, creating a dip in the middle. Cook for 40 minutes.
Whilst the meringues are cooking marinate the strawberries. Hull them and cut into slices. Place in a bowl with the sweetener and lemon juice. Leave in the fridge.
Take the meringues out of the oven and leave to cool completely.
Make the chocolate mousse just before serving. Melt the chocolate chips, stir in the honey and then the quark (cream cheese). Serve immediately.
The meringues themselves will keep in an airtight container for 2 weeks. Yummy crumbled over ice cream.
How about making these you Saturday night treat?