Cherry Meringue Nests
|Granulated sugar||225 Gram (1 Cup)|
|Powdered sugar||75 Gram (3/4 Scant Cup)|
|Cornstarch||30 Gram (1/4 Cup)|
|Instant coffee||1 Tablespoon|
|Boiling water||1 Tablespoon|
|Whipping cream||250 Milliliter (1 Cup)|
|Canned pitted red cherries||1 Pound (1 Can, 456 Gram)|
|Vanilla ice cream||1 Pint (475 Milliliter)|
Line baking sheets with baking parchment or waxed paper.
Grease waxed paper.
Preheat oven to 225°F (105°C).
To make meringue, beat egg whites in a large bowl until stiff.
Slowly beat in granulated sugar until mixture is stiff and glossy.
Sift powdered sugar with cornstarch; fold into egg white mixture.
Fill a pastry bag fitted with a fluted nozzle with meringue mixture; pipe rosettes onto baking sheets.
Bake with oven door slightly open 3 to 4 hours or overnight.
Cool on a rack.
To make topping, dissolve coffee powder in boiling water; cool.
Whip cream with sugar until stiff; stir in cooled coffee mixture.
Using a pastry bag fitted with a fluted nozzle, pipe rings of coffee cream onto cooled meringue nests.
Drain cherries; pat dry with paper towels.
Place a few cherries in coffee cream; top with a scoop of ice cream.
Decorate with remaining cherries.