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Gateau Diane

Ingredients
  Meringue 1
  Egg whites 6
  Castor sugar 370 Gram
  Salt 1 Pinch
  Lemon juice 1 Teaspoon
  Plain chocolate 140 Gram, grated
  Brandy 2 Tablespoon
  Butter 335 Gram
  Egg whites 3
  Icing sugar 175 Gram
  Almonds 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), blanched peeled, slivered and toasted
  Icing sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Preheat the oven.
2. Line the baking trays with greaseproof paper.
2. Draw an 8" circle on the paper on each baking tray.

MAKING
3. In a large clean and dry bowl,prepare meringue mixture by beating egg whites, 350 gms sugar, salt and lime juice until stiff.
4. Spoon meringue mixture into a piping bag which is fitted with a medium-sized, plain nozzle.
5. Pipe meringue in concentric circles inside circles drawn on baking trays so as to form 2 discs.
6. Sprinkle 1 tbsp sugar on both the disc.
7. Bake in preheated oven for 1 hour till it becomes stiff and firm.
8. Remove paper from the back of meringues carefully. In case the paper sticks to meringue, dampen it slightly with water, wait for a few moments and then peel it off.
9. Place meringues on a wire rack to cool.

FINALIZING
10. Prepare the filling by beating all the ingredients together into a smooth cream.
11. Spoon into the meringues.

SERVING
12. Garnish the meringues with roasted and slivered almonds and dust with icing sugar.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Egg
Interest: 
Gourmet
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
60 Minutes
Ready In: 
75 Minutes
Servings: 
2

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