National Cherry Day

Enjoy National Cherry Day with Meringue Nests filled with Chocolate, Cherries & Cream and a HALF PRICE cookbook offer!

This year, we are enjoying a bumper crop of cherries in the UK – hurray! As my all-time favourite fruit I am delighted. And as it’s National Cherry Day on Thursday, it’s the perfect excuse to make this exquisite but very easy dessert. After last week’s blog, you will be an expert in meringue making, so you should be able to make it standing on your head! (Don’t try this at home folks)

Meringue Nests Chocolate Cherries and Cream

Meringue Nests filled with Chocolate, Cherries & Cream

  • Servings: 8
  • Time: 20 mins plus setting
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Print
Per portion: 244 Kcal, 16g fat (8.5g saturated) Suitable for vegetarians Ingredients

  • Dark chocolate (70% cocoa) 110g (4oz), broken into pieces
  • Ready-made meringue nests 8
  • Double cream 150ml (¼ pint)
  • Berries and cherries conserve 2 tbsp
  • Cherries 16

Instructions

  1. Melt the chocolate in a heatpoof bowl set over a pan of gently simmering water, making sure the bottom of the bowl doesn’t touch the water. Stir often. Remove the bowl from the heat and leave to cool but not set.
  2. Put the meringues on a large plate. Then, using a teaspoon, spoon a little melted chocolate into the base of each meringue and leave to set.
  3. Spread a sheet of greaseproof paper on a worksurface and spoon the remaining chocolate onto the paper to make 8 shards or zigzags to decorate each nest. Leave to set, chilling in the refrigerator if necessary.
  4. Wash and dry the chocolate bowl, then pour in the cream and whisk until it is just beginning to thicken. Add the conserve and whisk again until thick. Spoon the cream into the nests and arrange the cherries on top. Gently peel the chocolate decorations from the greaseproof paper and use them to decorate the meringue nests.

Recipe taken from Clever One Pot cookbook.


Clever One Pot cookbook

HALF PRICE OFFER!

And here’s a cheeky little treat for you – right now Clever One Pot, which features this recipe, is HALF PRICE! Read more…   Get in quick! Buy Clever One Pot cookbook


#halfprice #nationalcherryday

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: