Chocolate Dipped Raspberry Meringues | dashofbutter.com

Chocolate Dipped Raspberry Meringues

Chocolate Dipped Raspberry Meringues | dashofbutter.com How is something so simple, so delicious? No thanks to a cake recipe gone wrong, I had an excess of egg whites sitting in my fridge. After scouring Pinterest for fun and funky ideas, I decided to just keep it simple. I love the crunch. The chewiness, and the sweetness in Meringues. And they’re so … so easy. If you can whip egg whites, either by hand, by hand mixer or by some stand mixer, you can make Meringues.

I have some handy dandy Red Raspberry Fruit Paste made by CK Products. I honestly don’t remember why I bought it, I buy a lot of weird stuff. But, this time it came in useful. It’s just condensed raspberry goodness that you can add to frostings, cake mixes, etc. I understand that not everyone has drawers and shelves filled with odd ingredients, so you can substitute raspberry jam.

Chocolate Dipped Raspberry Meringues | dashofbutter.com

Meringues are so versatile. If you aren’t a raspberry fan, you can substitute for another flavour. I’d love to try coffee flavoured next time. You can also pipe them into any shape you like. I also made some meringue bowls with the extra batter, that I’d like to make a white chocolate custard to fill them with and top with some fresh raspberries & whipped cream. I left them the natural colour of the raspberries, but I think next time, I’ll add a few drops of food colouring to make them more vibrant.

These meringues are bite size, about 1 1/2″ in diameter. The perfect size for kid mouthes, and for me to eat a few guilt-free.

Chocolate Dipped Raspberry Meringues | dashofbutter.com Since summer is just about here, and if the rain will ever stop, I can start making my homemade ice cream and will have even more egg whites hanging around. I sense either a lot of boring egg white omelettes in my future to balance out the ice cream … or more meringues :)

Chocolate Dipped Raspberry Meringues | dashofbutter.com

Chocolate Dipped Raspberry Meringues | dashofbutter.com

Recipe inspired by Bakerella.

Chocolate Dipped Raspberry Meringues

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 c. sugar
  • 5 egg whites
  • 3 tbsp of raspberry jam or CK Products raspberry paste
  • food colouring, if desired
  • 1/2 c. white chocolate

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 400F
  2. Spread sugar out on parchment lined cookie sheet and bake for 5 minutes, or just until the sugar starts to melt.
  3. In large bowl or bowl of stand mixer, whip egg whites until the form stiff peaks
  4. Add sugar to mixer, one heaping spoonful at a time, waiting a few seconds between each addition.
  5. Once all mixed, turn mixer to high and beat until mixture comes back to room temp, and sugar has all dissolved (should not feel grainy when rubbed between fingers, about 8 minutes)
  6. Add in flavour and/or food colouring, if using and mix until combined.
  7. Spoon into piping bag and pipe onto same parchment lined cookie sheet in desired shapes.
  8. Put back into oven and turn temp down to 200F
  9. Bake for 30-40 minutes, or until they can be peeled off the paper easily.
  10. Allow to cool completely.
  11. Set up double boiler and melt white chocolate over simmering water. Dip the tops of each meringue into the chocolate and allow to set on cooling rack
  12. Will keep in sealed container for up to 2 weeks.
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