Coffee Meringue Snowballs

Delicious served with fruit!

Makes 2 large ones or 3 smaller ones
Prep time 10 minutes
Cooking time 2-3 hours plus cooling

Coffee snowballsIngredients:

3 large egg whites
175g equal quantities of caster sugar and icing sugar, sifted together
Pinch of salt
1 tsp Douwe Egberts Pure Gold coffee, sifted finely using a tea strainer
1 tbsp chopped walnuts, (optional)

Method:

  1. In a grease free mixing bowl using an electric whisk whisk up the egg whites until the mixture stands in stiff glossy peaks. Gradually fold in the sugars and salt a table spoon at the time. Continue whisking until very stiff and shiny.
  2. Line a baking tray with parchment paper. Fold the coffee into the meringue to give a marbled effect, Using two spoons make either 2 or 3 even sized meringues and sprinkle over nuts if using.
  3. Bake in the oven110C or gas mark 1/4 for 2- 3 hours until crisp and firm, (the longer you cook them the crispier they will be in the centre) but still white in colour. Cool on a tray. Peel off the parchment paper and serve, Store the cooked meringues in an air tight box.

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