Short and Sweet Baking Challenge: Double Chocolate and Lemon Sherbet Meringues
These look a bit rough and ready; I’ve never perfected the skill of dropping gloopy ingredients from a spoon and forming a teardrop shape. I’m in awe of the photo in “Short and Sweet” – those perfectly formed little oval baubles.
Appearances aside, mine taste perfectly heavenly, and have a small nub of chewiness at the centre, just as I’d hoped. I plan to make these again but shape them as a Pavlova base.
I also made a batch of the Lemon Sherbet meringues for my husband using Half Spoon sweetener. He thought they were successful. I wasn’t convinced because the sweetener bled after baking, and there was a slight gritty texture that I found unpleasant. He was pleased though, and that’s all that matters to me. I forgot to take photos of the lemon version while I was beating the ingredients together, so here’s a photo of the empty bowl.
And here are the finished meringues. I had a bit of trouble keeping my insatiable taste for a bit of chocolate under control. I finally put them into a ziplock bag and froze them so I couldn’t eat them all willy-nilly.
Great recipe, both of them. Look forward to trying it again this summer with strawberries and cream on a chocolate meringue base.