Mini Meringues

Cocoa Meringues

Following my previous post on meringues, I’ve been experimenting with creating different flavoured bite size portions. They make for great treats, and everyone in the office agreed. That being said, I need to work on the amount of colouring to avoid the psychedelic blue that temporarily dyed tongues….
Using the below you can expect to create anywhere from 30-50 bite size pieces – depending on how good you are with a piping bag.

You’ll Need:

  • Meringue Mix – Marvellous Meringues
  • Flavour Extracts – I used Nielson Massey Chocolate, Vanilla, Lemon and Orange Extract
  • Cocoa Powder
  • Food Colouring – The Gel Type (Liquid dyes won’t work)
  • Piping Bags – I use the Disposable Wilton Bags
  • Wilton Number 12 Piping Nozzle

To Make:

  • Whip a teaspoon of your preferred flavouring through the meringue mix
  • Snip the end off of the bag and insert the nozzle. Use a pint glass to hold the bag open
  • Food Colouring – Using a cocktail stick apply a small amount of food colouring (Unless you really like the trippy blue meringues) to the inside of the bag in vertical lines from the bottom to the middle
  • Cocoa Powder – If you make chocolate meringues, using a cocktail stick, dip into the meringue mix and apply vertical lines to the inside of the piping bag – then sprinkle cocoa powder in and shake off any excess
  • Spoon the meringue mix into the piping bag and pipe small, equal size, meringues onto a greaseproof lined baking tray – You’ll see the colour mix through as you pipe the mixture out
  • Bake as per normal size meringues and enjoy!

Vanilla and Cocoa Close Up

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