The Home Cook's Kitchen
These chocolate meringues are the most perfect dessert for a special occasion. If you're looking to impress your guests, then this is your go-to dessert!
dark cooking chocolate
finely grated (note 1)
Preheat oven to 200F/100C
In a large, clean bowl, whisk egg whites together until firm peaks appear.
Gradually add sugar, beating after each addition
When the last of the sugar has been added, whisk for 3 minutes until meringue is thick and glossy.
Fold through sifted cocoa and grated chocolate.
Fit a medium size star nozzle piping tip into a piping bag and fill with meringue.
Place down a silicone baking mat onto a baking tray.
Carefully start piping. Start by piping a 5inch/12cm circle. Then carefully, without lifting the piping bag, build up the sides of your meringue to make a nest.
Place in oven and bake 1 hour and 45 minutes, or until lightly browned.
Turn off the oven and leave meringues in, door closed until they are fully cooled down (about 1 hour to 1.5 hours)
Cooking time includes resting time. Meringues cool in oven for around 1 hours after cooking.
Chocolate Meringues, Meringue Nests