Cassis Meringues Recipe with Champagne Cream

Cassis meringues with champagne cream

  • serves 8
  • Easy

This cassis meringue wreath with champagne cream is a real show-stopping dessert but it's easy to make for the festive season

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Ingredients

  • eggs whites 225ml (about 6 eggs) or use a carton of egg white, at room temperature
  • white caster sugar 350g
  • white wine vinegar 1 tsp
  • cassis 50ml, plus more for decoration
  • Luxardo maraschino cherries (these are a darker red)
  • frosted mint leaves (dipped in egg white and then caster sugar and left to dry)
  • double cream 300ml
  • champagne or sparkling wine

CHAMPAGNE CREAM

  • double cream 300ml
  • champagne (or other sparkling wine) 150ml

Method

  • Step 1

    Heat the oven to 150C/fan 130C/gas 2. Whisk the egg whites in a stand mixer until stiff peaks form, then whisk in the sugar a couple of tablespoons at a time. Once all the sugar has been whisked in, keep whisking for another 5 minutes then whisk in the vinegar. You should have a very thick, glossy meringue.

  • Step 2

    Using a large serving spoon and spatula, push spoonfuls of meringue at intervals onto 2 baking sheets lined with baking paper – they should fall off the spoon in oval shapes. Drizzle the cassis quickly over the meringues using a jug with a narrow pouring lip, and slide the trays straight into the oven. Bake for 5 minutes, then turn the heat down to 120C/fan 100C/gas 1/2 and cook for a further 30 minutes, or until they have risen and feel set. Turn off the oven and leave them in for 30 minutes before cooling.

  • Step 3

    To make the champagne cream, whip the cream to soft peaks, then whisk in the champagne. To assemble, arrange the meringues on a serving plate using the cream to fix them in place. Spoon some more cream between the meringues, then drizzle over more cassis and dot with the cherries and mint leaves.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 417
  • Fat 20.2g
  • Saturates 12.5g
  • Carbs 49.6g
  • Fibre 0.2g
  • Protein 3.2g
  • Salt 0.2g
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