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Coffee Meringue Cake

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Ingredients
  Egg whites 4
  Caster sugar 8 Ounce
For butter cream
  Granulated sugar 4 Ounce
  Water 5 Tablespoon
  Egg yolks 4
  Unsalted butter 3⁄4 Pound
  Instant coffee 1 Teaspoon, dissolved in 2 teaspoons hot water
  Browned almonds 3 Ounce, finely chopped (For Decoration)
  Icing sugar 2 Tablespoon (For Decoration)
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Line three baking sheets with silicone kitchen paper.
2) Heat oven at 300°F or Mark 1/2-1.

MAKING
3) For the meringue, in a bowl, beat egg whites till stiff.
4) Mix in 4 teaspoons sugar and beat for 30 seconds.
5) Gently fold the left over sugar.
6) Distribute the mix between the three tins and carefully spread into rounds of 8-9 inches in diameter.
7) Place in oven for about 50-60 minutes till meringue is dry and crisp, then cool.
8) For the butter cream, heat a saucepan on low heat and dissolve sugar.
9) Boil till syrup reaches a thread-like consistency when pressed between fingers and cooled.
10) Add hot syrup to egg yolks and beat till appearance is thick and creamy.
11) Mix in the butter, and whisk in the egg and sugar mix, little at a time.
12) Add the coffee till the desired flavor.
13) Use the coffee butter cream in between two meringues.
14) Add the remaining butter cream over the top and sides and cover with almonds.
15) On the top of the cake, equidistantly place four 1-inch wide greaseproof strips of paper.

SERVING
16) Before serving, sprinkle the top with icing sugar and then carefully take off each strip.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Course: 
Snack
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cake
Interest: 
Party
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
60 Minutes
Ready In: 
80 Minutes

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