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Rocks Meringue Kisses: Great For Afternoon Tea

Rocks Meringue Kisses: Great For Afternoon Tea.

How sweet are these Rocks Meringue Kisses?

Make these little meringues rippled with coloured, squash flavour swirls and pack them for a posh picnic or impress guests with this simple yet impressive dessert.

Rocks Meringue Kisses: Great For Afternoon Tea

Serve with several different flavoured creams so there’s a choice to suit everyone taste.

How To Make Rocks Meringue Kisses Step By Step Guide:

Serves: Makes 40

Preparation time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: 2 hrs plus cooling

What You Need:

5 large egg whites

280g caster sugar

2 tsp Rocks Blueberry Squash

Blue food colouring paste

2 tsp Rocks Orange Squash

Orange food colouring paste

2 tsp Rocks Lemon Squash

Yellow food colouring paste

2 tsp Rocks Blackcurrant Squash

Purple food colouring paste

600ml Double cream

Your choice of additions to flavour the cream e.g. squash, fruit zest, vanilla, etc.

4 disposable piping bags

What You Do:

Step One:

Heat the oven to 220C/200C fan. Set 4 disposable piping bags inside 4 tall glasses, with the open ends upwards and gaping ready to be filled.

Generously paint stripes of the food colouring inside each bag with a small paintbrush and set aside.

Step Two:

Spread the sugar over an oven tray lined with baking parchment and cook until it has just begun to melt at the edges, but not caramelised.

It takes around 4 mins, but keep a very close eye on it.

Step Three:

Meanwhile, whisk the egg whites on a high speed to stiff peaks.

Carefully take the sugar out of the oven and add the hot sugar little by little and whisk until the mixture is cold, big and glossy and holds its shape.

Take great care not to burn yourself with the hot sugar.

Step Four:

Turn the oven down to 80C/60C fan. Divide the meringue between 4 smaller bowls and fold one flavour of squash into each.

Spoon each meringue into the corresponding piping bag, twist the open end of the bag and snip off the other end to create an opening approximately 2cms wide.

Pipe, onto baking sheets covered with parchment, smooth circular meringues, approximately 6cm wide, with a peak on top.

Make sure they’re well spaced as they’ll grow when they cook.

Step Five:

Once all the meringues are piped bake for 2 hrs till they’re crisp on the outside and sound hollow on the inside.

Switch off the oven and leave until cold. Use immediately or keep in an airtight tin.

When you’re ready to serve, make the creams.

Beat the cream until it holds very soft peaks, divide between 3 bowls and flavour each as desired.

Serve with the meringues for everyone to dig in.

Rocks Meringue Kisses: Great For Afternoon Tea.

*Recipe and recipe photo by Rocks Organic*

*No Payment was received*

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6 responses to “Rocks Meringue Kisses: Great For Afternoon Tea”

  1. Coombe Mill says:

    They look so perfect! #Creative Mondays

  2. Margarett Murphy says:

    What a great idea!

  3. Create With Joy says:

    These are amazing Claire – congrats – you are one of our Featured Guests at Inspire Me Monday at Create With Joy!

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