Monday, 1 July 2013

Raspberries & Chantilly Cream Meringue Nests


Perfect for a hot summers day! These Meringue Nests can be filled and decorated with almost anything....
 









For the Meringue

3 egg whites
1/2tsp lemon juice
150g caster sugar

Preheat oven to 110C. Whisk egg whites and lemon juice in a clean bowl until doubled in volume and hold its peak. With the mixer running add the sugar a tablespoon at a time, incorporating completely before adding the next. Whisk until glossy.

Place some baking paper onto a baking sheet and pencil nine 7cm circles onto the paper. Fill the meringue into a piping bag and pipe rounds into the circle and extra two rounds around the edge to form a nest. Bake for 2 hours until the nests are crisp and lift off the paper. Leave to cool.

 

For the Chantilly Cream

1 cup Whipping cream
½ tsp vanilla essence
1tbsp powdered sugar (optional)

The correct recipe for Chantilly cream asks for sugar but as the meringue is so sweet, I tend to leave the sugar out unless the fruit is very sour. Whisk the whipping cream until it holds it shape. Add the vanilla essence and sugar if using and whip until well combined.

 

To decorate

Fruit
Chocolate Shavings
Icing sugar

These nests can be decorated or filled with a variety of fruits. My daughter’s favourite fruits are raspberries so I chose them but I have also made these with Strawberries, Peaches, Kiwis and Bananas.

I added some chocolate shavings and dust of icing sugar.

 












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11 comments:

  1. These look delicious, I love meringue haven't made it in a long time. Thanks for the inspiration.
    Sarah
    http://www.creativeramblingsblog.com

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  2. They look scrumptious. The pictures are just beautiful.

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  3. They look amazing! I love meringue, but I haven't ventured beyond meringue cookies in a while. These look like the perfect excuse for meringue and summer-time fruit :)

    We'd love for you to share at our All Our Days Link-Up. (It goes live every Thursday night.)

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  4. These look fantastic and your photography is excellent. We would love it if you joined us at our Saturday Show Us How You Rock Link Party, starts July 13th.

    Have a great weekend!

    Tracy
    Made From Pinterest
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  5. Woot! You have been featured this week at Recipe Sharing Monday! The new link party is up and I'd love to see you back. Have a great week. :)

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  6. A beautiful presentation for your Meringue's! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great week!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

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  7. So beautiful! These would be perfect for a summer tea party! Thank you so much for sharing!

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  8. Congratulations!
    Your recipe is featured this week on Full Plate Thursday. Have a great weekend and enjoy your new Red Plate!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

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  9. I would love for you to share and link up at my weekly TGIF Link Party if you haven't already this week. Your favorite posts, most popular, recent or new! The party is open every Thursday night and closes Wednesday's at midnight. Followed by (Not SO) Wordless Wednesday! http://apeekintomyparadise.blogspot.com/. I would be honored if you join us! Have a wonderful week!

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  10. I saw this on Showoff Weekends and had to check you out! This reminded me of a dessert I used to make as a teen. I used to put mandarin oranges in the meringue cups. Your berries look wonderful! Thank you for the nostalgia!

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