Friday, February 1, 2013

Meringue Mushrooms



This family really loves mushrooms [check more posts here].
If the mushrooms are made of sugar and chocolate, are even better!




These little treats can be made with ingredients that you (probably) already have at home!

You will need for about 12-15 mushrooms:

meringue:

2 eggs' whites
80g sugar
pinch of salt

ganache:

80g dark chocolate
40ml heavy cream

1 tbsp cocoa powder




Whip hard the meringue for 10mins or until is fluffy and thick.




Use a wide open pipping pin and fill your bag with meringue



Start pipping "mushrooms' hats" about 3cm/1,5inch big on wax paper, then wet your finger with water and smooth out the pointed edge


 Pip "mushrooms' feet" by press and pull up the piping bag. These picks need to be pointed.

 

Cook them in the lowest heat of your oven until they get a bit golden.
I usually cook them in 100C for about an hour.
After the meringues are done leave them on wax paper for 5mins in room temperature (otherwise they'll get stuck and you'll break them picking them up).


Heat the heavy cream until you see the first bubble. Then add the chopped chocolate.


Stir it until you have a chocolate cream . Optionally you can add a pinch of sea salt, cayenne, or a bit of light oil to make it looks glossy

 

Collect the "hats" together and add cocoa powder to make them look dirty



 Using a toothpick make holes on the back side


Deep them in the melted chocolate


And finally peg, carefully, the feet.



Meringue mushrooms are ready!




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3 comments:

  1. Τι υπέροχη ανάρτηση!!!! Φαίνονται θεσπέσια τα μανιτάρια σου!!! Αριστουργήματα πραγματικά και πεντανόστιμα!!!
    Να έχεις μια όμορφη εβδομάδα!!!

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    1. Σε περιέλαβα στην Βόλτα στη Γειτονιά #21 :)
      Καλή εβδομάδα!!!

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  2. Σ'ευχαριστω πολυ Τινα :)
    Ειναι οντως πολυ ωραια και αναλαφρα, ελπιζω να τα δοκιμασεις

    καλη συνεχεια!

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