Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Chocolate Meringue Pie!!!!















I've always loved Lemon Meringue Pie!! But
I have never tried it in chocolate. Hmmm
looks Yummy! Would you like to try it?
Here is the recipe Enjoy!!!


Chocolate Meringue Pie

1 meringue crust 125g dark chocolate, cut to
pieces
3 tbs water 1 cup cream
chocolate shavings
Meringue Crust
2 egg whites pinch salt
pinch of cream of tartar ½ cup sugar
½ cup finely chopped walnuts ½ tsp vanilla essence
Prepare crust well in advance: Place a sheet of baking powder on a
baking tray. In a bowl, beat the egg whites with the salt and cream of
tartar until soft peaks form. Add sugar 2 tbs at a time, beating well
after each addition. Continue to beat until the mixture is thick &
glossy, then fold in the nuts & vanilla. Spoon the meringue onto the
baking paper then lift it and place into a 20cm round cake tin. Make a
depression in the middle of the mixture and mould the edges up
slightly. Bake meringue in a preheated 150ÂșC oven for 50-55 mins or
until it's crisp and a light straw colour. Cool the crust before filling it
with chocolate mixture: To make the filling, add chocolate & water to
a bowl that is sitting on top of a pot of hot water. Stir until smooth.
Leave to cool. Whip cream and fold chocolate mixture through. Pile
into the cooled meringue crust and chill for 2 hours before serving.
Decorate with shaved chocolate. Serves 6-8



Tip:

If brown sugar has gotten hard or dry, place it in
an airtight container with a slice of bread or a slice
of apple and leave it for a couple of days. This will
restore the moisture.


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