Saturday, December 13, 2008

Chocolate Covered Snow Peaks

Ingredients:

  • Egg Whites of 4 large egg at room temp
  • Superfine granulated sugar 1 cup
  • Dark chocolate chips 1 1/2 cup
  • Cream of tartar 1 Tsp
  • Vanilla Essence 1 Tsp
Preheat oven to 225 degree F and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. In a bowl beat egg whites on low-medium speed until the whites become foamy. Add the cream of tartar and turn speed up to medium, beating until just fluffy. Add the sugar gradually, so it incorporates into the whites slowly without collapsing them. Once all the sugar has been added, add the vanilla and increase the speed to high, whisking until the meringue is firm and glossy, about 5 to 7 minutes.

Place meringue mixture into a piping bag with a medium-sized nozzle attached. Pipe 24 bite-sized meringues onto the trays and place in the oven. Bake it for 1 hour undisturbed then turn off heat and leave in the oven overnight to really dry out.

Melt chocolate over a double-boiler or in the microwave on medium power for 30 seconds. Holding each meringue by the peak dip the bases in chocolate so the bottom half of the meringue is coated. Let any excess chocolate drop off before placing on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper. Allow to set at room temperature - do not put in the fridge. Once set, store in an airtight container.

[Courtesy: Tyler Florence, Food Network]

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14 comments:

  1. I am not much into baking n desserts..athu kondu half of it..enikku mansilayilla..:D:D
    ethayalum looks slurpyyyy..feel like licking on the top..lolol..pinne idakku angottokke onnu va ttoo...:)

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  2. These are beautiful and look like the perfect holiday dessert!

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  3. Varsha Vipins, this is one of the most easy recipes of baking... u can try it if hav got a lil bit of time... don't worry abt the baking, I am sure u r gonna try this and like it...

    Hornsfan, u r right... can be used as a perfect holiday dessert... easy to make too...

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  4. They look very pretty!! well captured!!

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  5. Since the day I seen this recipe on food network's website, i wanted to make one. Yours look so professional..Thanks for the share.

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  6. Oh my goodness, these are amazing! Great work! :D

    +Jessie
    a.k.a. The Hungry Mouse

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  7. They are very pretty. I would like to add some mint essence to the meringue before baking.

    Thanks for adding us as a friend on Foodbuzz. We welcome you to come visit our site

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  8. wow! looks delicious! first time to ur blog and it is very nice! do visit my blog when u find time!

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  9. Beautiful and I am sure it will be delicious!

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  10. They look absolutely inviting and delish! beautiful pictures..my first time here and I enjoyed my stay!

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  11. Manali, I'm only happy to share more recipes...

    Jessie, thank you very much...

    Nate-n-Annie, that's a wonderful suggestion.. Will surely visit your site...

    SriLekha, thanks for ur compliments, will surely be on ur blog...

    Happy cook, thank you...

    Maya, danks....

    Sangeeth, that was a really encouraging comment, do visit again...

    The PurpleFoodie, yes it does look lovely, I agree...

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