Chocolate Meringues

I love meringues. Genuinely, I adore them. I love eating them on their own, I love crunching them up and eating them with cream and fruit, I love piling yummy things on top of them and eating it all with a spoon as big as my face. I just adore them. And the only thing better than meringues is chocolate meringues.

This is my fail-safe meringue recipe. I’ve made them several times and they’ve always been perfect. I’ve made them for other people twice — the first time my friend confiscated them so she could eat them the next day and the second time they were declared to be “The best meringues I’ve ever had. Everything a meringue should be”.

This is a good recipe.

This should be a fairly comprehensive, but if you need help my how-to video is below.

You start by whisking the egg whites until they’re stiff, then gradually whisking in sugar.

Chocolate meringue recipe

Then you just have to take half of the mix out, fold in some cocoa powder and swirl the two meringue mixes together.

Chocolate meringue recipe

Put big splodges on a baking sheet…

Chocolate meringue recipe

…and bake for two and a half hours.

Chocolate meringue recipe

Drizzle over some melted chocolate…

Chocolate meringue recipe

And try not to eat them all at once.

Chocolate Meringues Recipe

If you need a bit more support with this recipe, I vlogged on how to make these and you can find that video below.

 

CHOCOLATE MERINGUES
Yields 12
The perfect meringues — crisp and brittle on the outside but pillowy-soft and chewy on the inside
INGREDIENTS
  1. 4 egg whites
  2. 225g of caster sugar
  3. 2 heaped teaspoons of cocoa powder
  4. 50g of dark chocolate
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Preheat the oven to 130C and line 2 baking trays with baking parchment
  2. Whisk the eggs in a large bowl until they’re in soft peaks. Gradually whisk in the caster sugar, a tablespoon or two at a time, until the mixture is very stiff and glossy
  3. Split the mixture in half and fold the cocoa powder into one half. Then swirl the chocolate meringue mix with the plain meringue mix
  4. Spread out 12 large tablespoons of the mix on the baking parchments. Put in the oven and bake for 2.5 hours to dry out
  5. Melt the dark chocolate and drizzle it over the meringues
  6. Leave the chocolate to cool and serve

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