Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Mocha Meringues


This recipe is from one of my vintage German cookbooks.  


They turned out fabulous. Like clouds of mocha deliciousness. The only weird thing was the recipe called for an 8 hour bake time. 


Yes I just wrote 8 hours. Having thought I misunderstood, I had Dr. B double check the translation.. Mine took less, more like 5 and I think I overcooked them a tad. A star tip was used to pipe them but they came out pretty shapeless anyway.

Regardless, the taste was perfect and they make a nice treat to go with that afternoon cup of coffee.

Mocha Meringues
(Adapted from Mokkabasiers from Back vergnügen wie noch nie,
 Gräfe und Unzer GmbH, München 1984, p. 99.)


Ingredients:
  • 1 tablespoon instant coffee
  • 1/2 teaspoons of coffee liqueur heated
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/8 cup corn starch
Directions:
  • Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper and preheat the oven to 210 degrees F.
  • Dissolve the instant coffee in the heated coffee liqueur.
  • Beat the egg whites until stiff, adding the granulated sugar when they reach the foamy stage.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar with the cornstarch and fold into the egg whites.
  • Fold in the coffee liqueur mixture but makes sure it has cooled first.
  • Load the mixture into a pastry bag fitted with a large star (or other shaped) tip.
  • Pipe each meringue in a circular motion on the baking trays.
  • Put in oven leaving the oven door slightly ajar. Bake several hours, checking every hour and remove when baked through.
  • Makes about 20 meringues.

4 comments:

  1. The flavour of these sound delicious! I have a recipe for meringues that take 3 hours to bake at 175.

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  2. How fabulous. Very random about 8 hours cooking time! I love little tea/coffee treats.

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  3. Mocha sounds like a fabulous flavor for meringues! These look delicious!

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  4. I don't think I've ever made meringues. I would have been a little concerned by an 8-hour baking time, too! It would be way too easy for me to forget about them if they were in the oven that long...

    Mocha sounds way tastier than regular old meringue!

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