In honour of Fairy Bread Day which returns this November we are sharing with you some delicious Fairy bread Chocolate Meringues.
On November 24, Australia is urged to gather round the quintessential snack and donate to the organisation.
Fairy bread Chocolate Meringues
Makes about 24
180g fresh egg whites (about 6 large eggs)
300g caster sugar
1 tbsp cornflour
1 ½ tsp white vinegar
2 tbsp Dutch cocoa powder, softed
Dark chocolate melts, to decorate
Dollar Sweets Chocolate 100’s and 1000’s, to decorate
Preheat conventional oven to 120ºC. Line two large baking trays with baking paper.
Over a double boiler, in a large glass bowl, whisk together the granulated sugar and the egg whites stirring constantly until the mixture reaches approximately 46C and the sugar grains have dissolved and are not longer gritty to the touch.
Pour this mixture into the metal bowl of an electric mixer, fit a whisk attachment and whip on high speed until it is thick, glossy and white in colour and firm peaks have formed.
Stir together the cornflour and vinegar and add to the meringue, then add the cocoa powder and whisk until just combined.
Spoon/pipe the meringue mixture onto the prepared baking trays (the meringues should be about 8cm each). Bake for around 3 hours or until the meringues have dried completely.
Melt the dark chocolate and dip the edges of the meringues in, scraping off any excess. Place onto a baking rack then sprinkle with the Dollar Sweets Chocolate 100’s and 1000’s and allow to set. Repeat with remaining meringues.
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About Fairy Bready Day
For the month of November, Dollar Sweets donates 10 cents from every sale of their 100’s and 1000’s sold, to support ReachOut, as well as enabling access for fairy bread lovers to pledge donations directly via www.fairybreadday.com till 1 December.
Help make this year the sprinkliest yet by stocking up on the colours of the rainbow and sharing a sweet snack with your friends this November, all whilst nurturing the way to a better wellbeing for our treasured Australian youth.