Introduction: Meringue Cake for Valentineâs Day or Wedding Anniversary!
This instructable makes a wonderful dessert for Valentine's day, wedding anniversary or even for a romantic evening! It's very simple to make but it takes a little bit of time as you need to do it in stages!
Step 1: Ingredients
First of all prepare the baking tray! Print out or draw a heart shape on the regular paper and put it on the baking tray and cover it with the baking paper and put it aside. Start preheating the oven!
4 egg whites
200g of Caster sugar (fine sugar)
Half a tea spoon of vanilla essence
Half a table spoon of corn flower
Half a tea spoon of white vinegar
400g of double cream
Half a tea spoon of vanilla
5-6 table spoon of icing sugar
Cooking chocolate and red berries
Step 2: Making a Meringue!
I made it in a plastic bowl but it's advisable to use metallic one. So, put egg whites in a bowl and start mixing it with an electric mixer till it becomes like a white foam and starts developing picks. After it starts developing picks, start adding sugar one spoon at a time. Mixing it after putting each spoonful of sugar, so sugar will manage to dissolve properly. The best way to check if the sugar completely dissolved is to rub it between to fingers to see if there any sugar crystals still in it. If you feel sugar crystals then you need to mix it more.
After all the sugar is dissolved, you add vanilla essence and mix it again. In the end sift the corn flower (starch) on top and add the vinegar and fold it it! The mixture is done!
Step 3: Shaping the Meringue Mixture and Baking It!
Now you need to use the baking tray you prepared earlier. Put the meringue mixture in a piping bag with medium size (you can do large as well) nozzle and pipe it out on the heart shapes. In the end do not forget to slide out the actual pictures from under the baking paper. Then put this heart shaped meiangues on the bottom shelf of the oven (on a low heat) for an hour. after the hour passes, switch off the oven and leave meringues in the oven for the further 15 minutes. In the end take it out and cool it down!
p.s. The meringues should be totally cool otherwise the cream and chocolate will start melting!
Step 4: Making the Cream Filling
Pour 400g of double cream in a bowl, add 5-6 table spoon of icing sugar and a half tea spoon of vanilla essence (you can put a one tea spoon of vanilla if you like but not much more as it'll go bitter). Mix all this with an electric mixer until the mixture become think and fluffy! Done! Take this cream and fill the middle of the meringues with it!
Step 5: Decoration and Presentation!
ok. Chocolate decorations again! Print out or draw a cupid's arrow, snow flake or a star and a mini heart shape. Put this drawings under the baking paper. Melt chocolate, pour it in the piping bag with a small round nozzle and start drawing with it by following the lines of the prints or drawings. In the end put it in the freezer for about 10 minutes (longer the better).
when the decorations are ready stick them inside the cream (which is in the middle of the meringue - as shown on the pic). Cut big red berries (strawberries, or nectarine) in a small cubes and sprinkle it on the cream. Raspberries will be great too, I just didn't have any. In the end sprinkle plenty of icing sugar on top.