• For the meringues

  • 5 egg whites

  • 250g caster sugar

  • 1 teaspoon cornflour

  • 100g dark chocolate, broken into chunks

  • For the filling

  • 400ml double cream

  • 100g hazelnuts, toasted and chopped


  • 1.

    Preheat the oven to 100ºC/200°F/gas mark ¼. Line a large baking sheet with baking parchment.

  • 2.

    For the meringues, in a really clean, dry bowl of an electric mixer, whisk the egg whites to soft peaks.

  • 3.

    Gradually whisk in the sugar, a tablespoon at a time, until the whites form stiff peaks. Add the cornflour and whisk again.

  • 4.

    Using a large metal spoon, place 10 or 12 large spoonfuls of the meringue on the prepared baking tray.

  • 5.

    Bake in the oven, on the middle shelf, for 3 hours until dry and crisp. Turn the oven off and leave the meringues inside to cool.

  • 6.

    Place the chocolate in a heatproof bowl set over a saucepan of just simmering water – do not let the bottom of the bowl touch the water. Heat gently, stirring, until the chocolate is melted. Remove from the heat and dip the base of each meringue into the melted chocolate.

  • 7.

    Leave to set on a wire rack with a sheet of baking parchment underneath to catch any drips.

  • 8.

    For the filling, whip the cream to soft peaks, then fold through the hazelnuts. Use to sandwich two meringues together just before serving.

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (5 servings)

  • Energy 708kj
  • Fat Total 48g
  • Saturated Fat 23g
  • Protein 8g
  • Carbohydrate 69g
  • Sugar 64g
  • Sodium 77mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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