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Russian Meringue Cookies

a mound of meringue cookies with easter chick

Chocolate Orange and White Chocolate and Pine Nut Meringue Cookies

 

Something a little different for Easter. These meringue cookies are wonderfully easy to prepare and a great way to use up leftover egg whites from your Easter Lemon Tart. They make delicious gifts and a very sweet ending to an Easter Feast. The texture of these meringue treats is very seductive – wisps of meringue dissolve as you bite into soft chocolate and crunchy nuts. Below I share two of my favourite versions: White Chocolate and Pine Nut , and Chocolate Orange and Pecan Nut.  The white chocolate in the first recipe takes on a tantalizingly caramel flavour, reminiscent of Dulce Du Leche, and the chocolate orange zings with flavour. The most exciting thing for any imaginative cook is that these meringues lend themselves to experimentation – different chocolates and nuts, dried fruits such as cranberries and candied peel. Or experiment with the original Ukrainian/Russian noodle version (see below).

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