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Double Chocolate Meringues

Double Chocolate Meringues
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 4 hr 50 min
  • Servings 8
Celebrate with little indulgences--a little ice cream, a little sauce and lots of flavor.
Updated May 23, 2005

Ingredients

Meringues

  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped hazelnuts
  • 1 quart chocolate ice cream

Bittersweet Chocolate Sauce

  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 1/2 ounces unsweetened baking chocolate, cut into pieces
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened baking cocoa
  • 1/4 cup half-and-half
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 275°F. Cover cookie sheet with heavy brown paper or cooking parchment paper.
  • 2
    In medium bowl, beat egg whites and cream of tartar with electric mixer on high speed until foamy. Beat in 3/4 cup sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time; continue beating until stiff and glossy. Do not underbeat. Fold in hazelnuts. Drop meringue by 1/3 cupfuls in 8 mounds onto paper. Shape into circles, building up sides.
  • 3
    Bake meringues 1 hour. Turn off oven; leave meringues in oven with door closed 1 hour 30 minutes. Finish cooling at room temperature, about 2 hours.
  • 4
    In 1-quart saucepan, melt butter and chocolate over low heat, stirring constantly. Stir in 3/4 cup sugar, the cocoa, half-and-half and salt. Heat slowly to boiling; do not stir. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla. Fill each meringue with scoop of ice cream. Serve with warm sauce.

  • Want to ensure crisp meringues? Bake them on a dry day. Humid weather causes lower volume and less-crisp shells. If meringues soften, heat them in 200°F oven until crisp.
  • Chocolate sauce in squeeze bottles makes adding plate designs a snap.
  • Use purchased chocolate sauce for the homemade.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
420
Calories from Fat
170
Total Fat
19g
0%
Saturated Fat
11g
0%
Cholesterol
40mg
0%
Sodium
150mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
60g
0%
Dietary Fiber
3g
0%
Protein
5g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%
10%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
8%
8%
Iron
8%
8%
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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