Chocolate meringue

Giant chocolate swirl meringues

Whip up some crispy, chocolatey, snowy-looking peaks of awesomeness...

By , 16 February 2016

(3 votes)

Giant chocolate swirl meringues
  • 1 Hour 5 Mins

  • Serves: 10

Nutritional Info
Each 59g serving contains
  • Energy

    887KJ

    212KCAL

    11%
  • Fat

    5.6g

    med

    8%
  • Saturates

    3.4g

    high

    17%
  • Sugars

    36.6g

    high

    41%
  • Salt

    0.06g

    low

    1%
of your reference intake.
Typical energy values per 100g: 1503kJ/359kcal.
Ingredients
  • 200g Extra Special 85% Cocoa Solids Dark Cooking Chocolate, broken into pieces
  • 4 large free-range egg whites
  • 250g caster sugar
  • 2tsp cornflour
  • 1tsp vanilla extract
  • 1tsp white wine vinegar
Method
  • Preheat the oven to 150C/130C Fan/Gas 2. Line 2 baking sheets with baking paper.

  • Melt half the chocolate in a bowl over a pan of simmering water – take care not to let the bowl touch the water. Allow to cool slightly.

  • In a large bowl, whisk the egg whites with a handheld mixer until stiff. Add the sugar, 24 | ASDA.COM/GROCERIES 1tbsp at a time, whisking after each one. Add the cornflour, vanilla and vinegar and gently mix in with a large metal spoon.

  • Drizzle on the melted chocolate but don’t mix in.

  • Spoon the meringue mixture into 6 large peaks, 3 on each baking sheet, making a swirling motion to give a chocolate ripple. Bake for 45 mins, then remove from the oven and set aside to cool on a wire rack.

  • Melt the remaining chocolate and drizzle over the meringues. For an extra treat, serve with whipped cream (optional).