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Meringue Girls’ chocolate pavlova bases


Makes: 8 individual pavlova bases
timePrep time: 15 mins
timeTotal time:
Meringue Girls’ chocolate pavlova bases
Recipe photograph by Maja Smend

Meringue Girls’ chocolate pavlova bases


Makes: 8 individual pavlova bases
timePrep time: 15 mins
timeTotal time:

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Nutritional information (per serving)
Calories
158Kcal
Fat
0gr
Saturates
0gr
Carbs
38gr
Sugars
38gr
Fibre
0gr
Protein
2gr
Salt
0.1gr

Meringue Girls

Meringue Girls

Meringue Girls, Alex Hoffler & Stacey O'Gorman began in 2012 when the two met working in a restaurant in London. They have a bakery in London from which they also run classes.
See more of Meringue Girls’s recipes
Meringue Girls

Meringue Girls

Meringue Girls, Alex Hoffler & Stacey O'Gorman began in 2012 when the two met working in a restaurant in London. They have a bakery in London from which they also run classes.
See more of Meringue Girls’s recipes

Ingredients

For the meringue mixture
  • 300g caster sugar
  • 150g fresh egg whites (about 4 large egg whites)
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder, sifted, plus extra for dusting

Step by step

Get ahead
The meringues can be made 1 week ahead; store in an airtight container. They also freeze well.
  1. Preheat your oven to 220°C, fan 200°C, gas 7. Line 2 large baking trays with baking paper. Using a 10cm round biscuit cutter or chef's ring, draw 4 circles (spaced well apart) on each piece of paper. Turn over the paper (you should still be able to see the circle templates) and set aside. Line a small roasting tin with baking paper, pour in the caster sugar and heat it in the oven for 7 minutes. Heating the sugar helps to create a glossy, stable mixture.
  2. Pour the egg whites into a free-standing mixer (or use a large clean bowl and an electric hand-whisk) and whisk them slowly at first, allowing small stabilising bubbles to form, then increase the speed until they form stiff peaks.
  3. Take the sugar out of the oven, then turn down the oven to 120°C, fan 100°C, gas ½. With your mixer on full speed, very slowly spoon the hot sugar, a spoonful at a time, into the beaten egg whites, making sure that the mixture comes back up to stiff peaks after each addition. Once you have added all the sugar, continue to whisk on full speed for at least 5 minutes until you have a smooth, stiff and glossy mixture. Rub a bit of the mixture between your fingers; if you can still feel the gritty sugar, keep whisking at full speed until it has dissolved and the mixture is smooth.
  4. Now it's time to add your flavouring to your meringue mixture. Gently stir the cocoa powder through the meringue for a marbled effect, being careful not to overmix it, as you want it to look streaky.
  5. Pile your flavoured meringue into 8 heaps on the prepared baking trays, using the circle templates as a guide, forming each one into a spiky heaped circle with a dip in the centre. Dust the pavlovas with cocoa powder.
  6. Bake for 1 hour 30 minutes or until the bases of the meringues come off the baking paper cleanly. If you are not sure if they are done, turn off the oven and leave the meringues inside the oven as they cool. Store the cold meringues in an airtight container until you are ready to add your toppings.

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