January 22, 2014

Chocolate swirl meringues with nutella whipped cream



You know those combinations that are just pure perfection? The kind that makes you want to cry, or at least shed a little tear? Maybe you have no clue what I'm talking about. Maybe it's just me, because I cry when I laugh (you do not want to see me laughing when I'm wearing make-up -it's a mess), crying can definitely be a good thing. In this case, it is most definitely good.
Sometimes I feel like a broken record, but I can't say it enough.. meringue + chocolate + whipped cream = perfection.
Little clouds of perfection.
I have always said that tiramisu was my favorite, but now, I'm not so sure.
I think I have to change it into..

1. Anything meringue, cream and chocolate
2. Tiramisu
3. Cinnamon rolls or semlor.. undecided

I'll get back to you on that last one.



Now I'm curious, if you'd have to list three of your favorite desserts/pastries, what would they be? I'd love to know!

These swirly chocolatey meringues are sheer perfection. You can definitely eat them the way they are, but I decided to serve them with some nutella whipped cream. Can't go wrong with that! They'd also be delicious with some berries, toasted nuts, chocolate sauce, caramel sauce.. you get the idea.

*If you can't get your hands on caster sugar (or superfine sugar), just place granulated sugar in a food processor or blender and pulse a few times until fine but not powdery. Note that caster sugar is not the same as powdered sugar!

* Click the image with the recipe below to see it bigger, or scroll down to the bottom of the post!
*Recipe in Swedish here / recept på svenska här

















Chocolate swirl meringues 
with nutella whipped cream 

Makes 4-5 large meringues

3 egg whites
175 g caster sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp white wine vinegar
75 g dark chocolate, melted

3/4 cup heavy cream
2 tbsp nutella


Preheat oven to 125°C (257°F). Line a baking sheet with baking paper. Whisk egg whites until frothy. Gradually add in caster sugar, then vanilla and vinegar. Whip until meringue holds stiff peaks and there is no sugar grit left. Drizzle most of the melted chocolate on top of meringue and with a spoon, just slightly fold (don’t mix). Spoon mixture onto baking sheet.
Drizzle leftover chocolate on top of meringues.     
Lower oven temperature to 100°C (212°F). Bake in lower part of the oven for about 60-80 minutes (or until meringue no longer sticks to the paper).  Turn off oven and leave meringues in the oven for an extra 20 minutes. Leave meringues to cool completely on a wire rack. Whip cream and nutella until soft peaks hold. Serve meringues with nutella cream and toasted nuts, berries or chocolate shavings.

58 comments:

  1. These look so delicious! I definitely need to give these a go! My top three desserts would probably be chocolate cake, vanilla bean cheesecake and cookie ice cream sandwiches, but how can I possibly just choose 3! :D

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  2. If I could make meringues look like this, they would be my favorite too. Your photos are so gorgeous, as always!

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  3. I understand you when you talk about the perfect combination :) And about crying (for recipes too! ;) )! these meringues are fabulous, I can imagine they're great (the swirly ones are the best! But I adore pink ones too <3). Have to try them, they're so beautiful!
    And obviously I love the picssss (Linda, you're the best! :) )!
    I look forward to grip your books in my hands! Hope I'll come to Sweden very soon! :)

    oh and my list is:

    1.Guinness chocolate cake or chocolate beet cake, undecided ;)
    2. buchteln
    3. any kind of scones

    xxxx
    M.

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  4. Spectacular, brutal, speechless!
    Photos and meringues have a divine aspect!
    Congratulations! I'ma huge fan!

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  5. these look unreal - soooo goood.

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  6. I'm speechless, these look amazing. I love it!!!

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  7. Absolutely beautiful!
    I don't know what my 3 would be. But they'd have to involve good chocolate (not that waxy flavorless crap that too often get's called "chocolate"), coconut, maybe ice cream (in some form) and a drizzle of something (maybe peanut butter? or fruit reduction?). I just love mixing textures and flavors.

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  8. This is a dessert made after my own heart. Beautifully done...

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  9. Ah, ser farlig godt ut!
    Da vet jeg hva min lørdagsgodis skal være :D
    Takk for oppskrift! ^^

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  10. These are just incredible! One of my favourite food markets sells meringues like these and I never really thought it would be possible to make them at home. As for my three favourite puddings, I think that would be too hard to chose! A good homemade ice cream, a chocolate torte and a good old fashioned British sticky toffee pudding would probably top my list though.

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  11. Hi Linda, happy new year! I always love to see your recipes and photos, and this one is one of those recipes that make me want to run for my whisk, they are lovely and I think I´m going to make them these weekend. To answer your question, my favorite desserts would be:(don´t get me wrong I have more than three!) chocolate mousse cake, strawberry tart and ice cream (any flavor!). Maybe you could try a Tiramisu version of your lovely meringues.

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  12. These look amazing! I don't know that I could pick three favorite desserts but ice cream is definitely in the top three!

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  13. Damn. Holy moly damn. All kinds of it. These look like fluffy nutella perfection. And whipped cream to boot? Who woulda thought?

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  14. Oh wow, chocolate heaven! I love meringue...

    Sophie
    http://what-sophie-said.blogspot.co.uk/
    xxx

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  15. Your photos are so inspiring. And these meringues look angelic almost!

    My top 3 would be…

    1. Profiteroles with lots of chocolate sauce
    2. Chocolate tart
    3. And tiramisu too!

    Audrey
    www.littlerosebook.co.uk

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    1. Thank you Audrey!
      Yes, yes, yes!! Very good choices :-)
      x Linda

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  16. GOD ! I want this ! That looks like really delicious ... I'm not good for cooking meringue but I think I will try your recipe !

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  17. Men ÅH, Linda - fattar du hur livsfarligt det är att titta in här! Vill ju alltid baka något supersött och supersliskigt när jag varit här :-D Jag minns när vi var små och brukade vara i Köpenhamn hos farmor. Då fanns det ett bageri som sålde stoooora chokladmaränger och det var tradition att få gå dit och köpa en sån. Fast de här ser ännu ännu godare ut!

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    1. Haha! Supersliskigt låter ju inte så bra ;-)
      Jag har sett såna här maränger på några ställen också men faktiskt aldrig köpt.. Så nu var det dags att göra egna. Tryckte precis i mig en hel så nu är jag superpigg! Om en timme är jag väl helt utslagen.. misstänker sockerberoende här alltså. Får råda bot på det snart.. ska bara göra klart min bok först! ;-)

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  18. De här ser nog super gott ut! Mina favoriter:
    -chocolate chip cookies (hoxhox, med din recept)
    -enkel rulltårta med färska jordgubbar
    -choklad tårta med färska jordgubbar (titta den här recepten och använd translator: http://raspberri-brownie.blogspot.fi/2013/08/mansikka-suklaakakku.html)

    hälsningar, kaatriy

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    1. Mmm, bara goda saker! Ofta är det enkla det allra bästa..

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  19. Hey Linda!

    I really love your pictures. Technical great. Good decorated. I'm so in love with your photos - all looks so yummy! I wanna try to make this sweeties here. :)

    Jenny

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    1. Thank you so much Jenny!
      Yes, I really recommend making these.. so yummy, but slightly addictive.. hehe.
      x Linda

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  20. I'll have to make these! You're a natural with photography. It all looks like it comes so easy to you. My favorite 3 things would be anything with caramel, coconut or chocolate. Thanks for this!

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    1. Why thank you Karen :-)
      Sometimes it comes easy, sometimes not so much!
      I too love anything with caramel and chocolate. I love coconut aswell but it's not my favorite! x Linda

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  21. Så otroligt vackert! Förmodligen mitt nya favoritinlägg från dig, förutom att marängerna ser ljuvliga ut är bakgrunderna helt fantastiska! Om jag får välja tre favoriter så blir det allt med färska jordgubbar (eller bara det och lite choklad), saffran eller nybakta kanelbullar tillsammans med lite kaffe =) Hoppas du får en trevlig vecka! /Linda

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    1. Hej Linda! Men vad roligt! Kul att även de mindre spektakulära bakverken blir uppskattade ;-)
      Mycket bra val tycker jag.. visst är det de enkla sakerna man uppskattar mest?
      Kram, Linda

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  22. Just... WOW ... sheer perfection!

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  23. Oh wow, I make meringue cookies all the time but never thought about adding the chocolate, they look delicious! I printed your post and will give these a try! :-)

    visit my site if you get a chance, recent post; Making Crème Brûlée
    http://michaelswoodcraft.wordpress.com/2014/01/23/making-creme-brulee/

    Michael :-)

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    1. Chocolate makes everything better so you'll have to try ;-)
      Your Crème Brûlée looks amazing! And your cutting boards are gorgeous!

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  24. Oh my this made me so hungry. Looks so delicious! Lovely photos :)

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  25. Hej Linda!
    Min favoritkage er danske hjemmebagte hindbærsnitter! Mums!
    Det creme, som nutella skal blandes med.. Er det flødeskum? Eller hvad består det af?
    Venlig hilsen Sofie!

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    1. Hej Sofie!
      Mmm, hallonsnittar är så gott!
      Ja, det är vispad grädde :-)
      Allt gott, Linda

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  26. Oh my goodness, these look so divine! I am a huge fan of meringues and it looks like I'm going to need to add these to my list of things to bake :P thanks for the awesome recipe :)

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    1. They truly are! I can really recommend making them, but beware, highly addictive!
      x Linda

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  27. I think this has to be my favorite blog of all time. I found you through Flickr a few years ago and have been coming back ever since. I can't wait until the books are available in the US :)

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    1. I'm so happy to hear that Adrienne! Thank you so much. I can't wait either! x Linda

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  28. Alltså de här ser så sjukt goda ut att jag surfar in lite spontant då o då för att få dreggla lite! Tack för all inspiration du ger Linda - you are amazing!

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    1. Hehe, åh tack snälla! Hoppas du provar dem någon gång :-)

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  29. Dessa verkar ju vara rena drömmen, jättefint fotograferat också :)

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  30. Love your work. The photography is gorgeous. Congratulations! Best, Steph

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  31. Vackert som vanligt!
    Oj mina tre favoriter vad svårt men den först är iaf mammas chokladmousse. Så underbart god och hon får det att se så lätt ut men jag verkar aldrig lyckas med det. Riktigt barndomsminne den moussen.
    Tror top with cinnamons nutellakakor (de du också gjort med dulche i) måste va med i topp tre. Gjort dom så många gånger och om du inte testat det fylla de med jordnötssmör gör det, såå gott! After eight är ju otroligt gott men inget bakverk, kanske borde jag komma på någon god mintdessert eller after eight glass måste ju vara väldigt gott bara det inte blir tandkrämssmak!

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  32. Hello , white wine vinegar i dont drink any kind of wine any replace for that ? thank u

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    1. I bet you could use apple cider vinegar instead!

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