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Chocolate Meringue Stacks

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  Egg whites 2
  Caster sugar 4 Ounce (125 Grams)
  Cocoa powder 1 Tablespoon, sifted
For bitter chocolate sauce
  Plain chocolate 6 Ounce, broken into pieces (175 Grams)
  Water 1⁄4 Pint (150 Milliliter)
  Instant coffee powder 1 Teaspoon
  Sugar 2 Ounce (50 Grams)
For filling
  Double cream 1⁄4 Pint (150 Milliliter)
  Brandy 2 Tablespoon
  Clear honey 1 Teaspoon
  Plain chocolate squares 8 (different shaped, For Decorations)
  Grated chocolate 2 Tablespoon (For Decorations)

Whisk the egg whites until stiff, then whisk in the sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, until the mixture holds its shape.
Carefully fold in the cocoa.
Line 2 baking sheets with baking parchment and carefully draw eight 8 cm (3 inch) and eight 5 cm (2 inch) circles on the paper.
Put the meringue into a piping bag fitted with a 1 cm (1/2 inch) plain nozzle and pipe on to the circles to cover completely.
Bake in a preheated oven, 120°C (250°F), Gas Mark 1/2, for 2 hours.
Transfer to a wire rack to cool.
Put all the sauce ingredients in a saucepan, gently bring to the boil and simmer for 10 minutes.
To make the filling, whip together the cream, brandy and honey until the mixture thickens and holds its shape, then divide three-quarters of it between the large meringue circles.
Cover with the small circles.
Serve the meringue stacks on individual plates and decorate with the remaining cream and the piped shapes.
Spoon some bitter chocolate sauce around each one and sprinkle with a little grated chocolate.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
140 Minutes
Ready In: 
170 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 1498 Calories from Fat 767

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 90 g138%

Saturated Fat 47.1 g235.3%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 46 mg1.9%

Total Carbohydrates 198 g65.9%

Dietary Fiber 16.4 g65.6%

Sugars 173 g

Protein 13 g26.1%

Vitamin A Vitamin C 0.01%

Calcium 9% Iron 48.1%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Chocolate Meringue Stacks Recipe