Make Ahead


May 17, 2010
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Author Notes

Today I did a wine tasting with lunch. For dessert I decided to make my basic meringue and add a few special touches. I used Amanda's strawberries with a kick and had rave reviews. The man seated next to me was (I thought )moaning but he informed me that he was purring! —dymnyno

  • Serves 6
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • whipping cream, whipped with or without sugar(the meringue and strawberries are pretty sweet)
  • the best semi-sweet chocolate, grated with a microplaner (about 2tbs)
  • fresh strawberries that have been husked and sliced in half.
  • 6 tbs amanda's Preserved Strawberries with Chiles recipe on Food52
  • black pepper
In This Recipe
  1. Using the first 4 ingredients make the meringue (see my basic meringue) recipe on food52
  2. Put a large spoonful of meringue batter on parchment or silpat on a baking sheet and smooth with a spoon to make a circular base. Repeat to make 6 meringues.
  3. Sprinkle some of the micro-planed chocolate on each meringue and bake in a 275 degree oven for about 35 minutes. Turn off oven and leave for 15 minutes.
  4. Put a spoonful of Amanda's Preserved Strawberries with Chiles on each meringue.
  5. Put a dollop of whipped cream on each meringue. Then put a small handfull of fresh strawberries on each.
  6. Then put another dollop of whipped cream.
  7. Finally, sprinkle a little more grated chocolate and crank a few turns of black pepper on top of the whipped cream.
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  • Kayb
  • Lizthechef
  • MrsWheelbarrow
  • drbabs
  • dymnyno

    6 Reviews

    Kayb May 31, 2010
    Oooohhhhh...must try this SOON! Sounds divine.
    Lizthechef May 31, 2010
    You've got a winner here - not sure I should even bother to submit a recipe this week ;) Thumbs up!
    MrsWheelbarrow May 23, 2010
    Love this! I've now made the strawberries with two different chiles and have them put up in jars - this looks like a great idea for dessert with one of those jars.
    drbabs May 18, 2010
    I love when we take each other's recipes and make our own variations--I love meringue--this sounds great.
    Author Comment
    dymnyno May 18, 2010
    Amanda's strawberries were just what my recipe needed. It is fun to link recipes.
    drbabs May 18, 2010
    I agree--I did that with 2 flourless chocolate cakes a few months ago.