Mocha Mousse Meringue

Miguel ( the unico hijo) was in meringue heaven over the weekend. I have this Mocha Mousse Meringue recipe for years now but would always put off making it. Looking at the photo next to the long list of instructions, it looked so complicated to make. Turned out not really and the satisfied look on my boy’s face while having his serve was worth the work.Ingredients

Meringue

Filling

  • 200 g dark cooking chocolate, melted
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 1 tbs instant coffee powder
  • 1 tbs water
  • 2-1/2 cups cream, whipped

Method

1.   Preheat oven to 150C degrees. Line four trays with baking paper. Mark 22cm circles on three trays and draw straight lines, 3 cm apart on the remaining tray.

2.   Place egg whites in large dry mixing bowl. Using electric beaters, beat egg whites until soft peaks form. Gradually add sugar, beating constantly after each addition. Beat 5-10 minutes until thick and glossy and all sugar has dissolved. Gently fold sifted cocoa mixture into meringue mixture.3.   Divide meringue mixture into four portions. Spread three portions onto trays evenly covering marked circles. Place remaining portion in a piping bag fitted with plain nozzle. Pipe along lines over marked lines. Bake meringues for 45 minutes or until pale and crisp. Check meringue strips occasionally to prevent overcooking. Turn off oven, cool meringues in oven with door ajar.4.   To make filling: Place melted chocolate in bowl, whisk in egg yolks and dissolved coffee and water; beat until smooth. Fold in whipped cream, mix until combined. Refrigerate until mousse is thick and cold.5.   To assemble: Place one meringue disc on serving plate, spread with one-third of the mousse mixture. Top with another meringue disc, spread with half remaining mousse mixture. Repeat with remaining meringue disc and chocolate mousse. Run knife around edge of meringue cake to spread evenly over edge.6.   Cut or break meringue strips into 5 cm pieces. Pile strips diagonally around outer edge, sticking them to mousse. Pile remaining strips on top of cake. Dust with cocoa powder. Refrigerate until firm.

Advertisements
This entry was published on March 27, 2012 at 5:35 pm. It’s filed under food and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

14 thoughts on “Mocha Mousse Meringue

  1. Slobbering here!

  2. It’s just not fare….I would love to get a piece of that now!!! 🙂

  3. Very Nice Raz

    DarkJade-

  4. Another wonderful dessert. Good job.

  5. This looks so decadent 🙂

  6. Pingback: Liebster Blog Award « Acorn in the kitchen

  7. Pingback: Strawberry Pavlova « Kerrys Recipes

  8. Pingback: Red meat, white meat and carbohydrates galour | Yummy Lummy

  9. Pingback: Meringue Cake (Tarta de Merengue) « tocookwithlove

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: