Tuesday, 5 May 2009

Mixed-Nuts Meringue Cookies


I have to skip TWD this week because two of the most essential ingredients for tiramisu cake - mascarpone and liquor are not available in SA. So I baked a batch of mixed-nuts meringue cookies instead. The cookies are crunchy and chock full of nutty goodness, yum!

Mixed-Nuts Meringue Cookies Recipe
Recipe adapted from The Sweet Trick


Ingredients:
120g egg whites
170g caster sugar
50g self-raising flour
100g almond meal
150g hazelnuts
150g almonds
40g pecans

Method:
1) Pre-heat oven to 180 deg C. Roast hazelnuts, almonds and pecans in the pre-heated oven for 12-15 minutes. Let the nuts cool to room temperature, then chop into small pieces, set aside.
2) Turn the oven temperature to 160 deg C.
3) Using an electric mixer with a whisk attachment, beat egg whites in a large bowl until opaque and foamy. With the mixer still running, start to add 120g of caster sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time. Continue to beat the egg white until it is glossy and when the whisk is lifted, stiff peak should form.
4) Sift flour, almond meal and the remaining 50g of caster sugar over the egg whites. Using a wide spatula, fold the mixture quickly, follow by the chopped nuts.
5) Drop spoonfuls of the meringue mixture onto a baking tray. Flatten the meringue using the back of a spoon.
6) Bake the meringue at 160 deg C for 10 minutes. Turn the temperature down to 120 deg C and continue to bake for another 30 minutes.

7 Comments:

Snooky doodle said...

YUMMY THESE LOOK DELICIOUS :)

Helene said...

What a great cookie!

edith said...

I better don't show these to my son. If not, I will get pestered.

Kim - Easy French Food said...

Piggy - I saw your nice photo on tastespottig and got hooked in by your name. You have some really lovely pictures here. Imagine living in a place you can't make tiramisu! Happy eating to you.

Heather said...

These look delicious - I'm into trying things with meringue right now so here's a great recipe for me.

R said...

Haven read ur blog for so long! am glad that it has so many additions!

firstly, congrats on ur new blog! as i've told u, it's really cute! N nice to see how ur blog has 'evolved'. you seldom pen your personal tots down, glad to know ur journey :)

you really planted a seed in me for cooking. hopefully i get my own hse soon n can bake like you!! :)

cant wait for u to get back! :))

chocolatecup said...

wow! i love nuts! and the bf love meringues! yays:) thanks! your meringue cookies look v pretty! too bad you had to miss twd!:(