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Recipes tagged with ‘meringue’

Gateau Ganache

March 22nd, 2009 by

Meringue
4 Egg whites
4 1/2 ozs browned ground hazelnuts
9 ozs caster sugar
Vanilla essence
1/2 tsp vinegar

Prepare two 8 inch sandwich tins by rubbing sides with oil, dusting with flour and lining the bottom with a disc of Bakewell paper. Set oven at 375F /190C. Whisk egg whites until stiff, then gradually beat in caster sugar. Beat until very stiff, adding vanilla and vinegar. Lastly fold in prepared nuts. Fill into prepared tins and bake for 30 – 40 minutes.

Ganache Cream and Sauce
1/4 pt cream
6ozs bitter chocolate
4ozs granulated sugar
1/2 pt water

Break up the chocolate and put in pan with a little of the water. Melt slowly before tipping on the rest of the water and adding sugar. Dissolve sugar and allow sauce to simmer for 10 – 15 minutes. Pour off and allow to cool.
Whip the cream and fold in 2 – 3 tbs of chocolate sauce. Spread one round of meringue; cover with the other . Put a light weight on top. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
Before serving, decorate with rosettes of whipped cream.
Serve with chocolate sauce.