As my earlier post from today indicated, I'm sharing a second post from my Secret Recipe Club blog this month, Chit, Chat, Chomp.
When I think of Valentine's, there's obviously going to be some kissing! As I put these together, J wasn't quite sure what was going on, but he was willing to try. That's okay. He's willing to try most things.
The result? Delicious little bites that melt in your mouth. With chocolate ganache. How could that be bad?
I present to you now Chit, Chat, Chomp's Chocolate-Orange Meringue Kisses:
Ingredients:From Chit, Chat...Chomp
For the Meringue
4 egg whites
1 c white sugar
1 tsp white vinegar
For the Filling
100g good-quality chocolate (I used milk)
1/4 c whipping cream
2 Tbsp orange liqueur
1. Make the meringues: Preheat the oven to 250F, and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form. Gradually add the sugar and vinegar. Beat until the mixture is thick, snow white and glossy.
3. Drop teaspoonfulls onto the parchment paper, creating about 80 drops. (I piped the meringue as in the original, and it's really pretty if you have a pastry bag and large star tip).
4. Bake at 250F for 12 minutes, or until meringue is dry to the touch. Let cool 30 minutes in the oven before removing and cooling completely.
5. In a small bowl, combine chocolate, cream and liqueur. Melt in the microwave on 40% in 30 second increments until chocolate is melted. Stir until smooth. The mixture will thicken as it cools.
6. Spread 1 meringue bottom with chocolate mixture. Sandwich with a second meringue.
Aren't they cute? J liked them too. Light and airy, just like first kisses. But with smooth chocolate for a delicious finish. The next day, they were even better! Creamy, delicious and a two-bite bit of deliciousness.
Today is the first day of a week long event! Come back and see what else the bloggers and I have made for a Spicy, Saucy and Sexy Valentine's season. Check out the giveaway too! We have amazing sponsors who helped make this all happen.