Treat your guests to our delicious cardamom meringue nests. These light and fluffy meringues are delicately infused with aromatic cardamom, giving them a unique and exotic taste. The best part? You can personalize them by offering your guests a selection of delicious flavored creams to fill. From rich chocolate to zesty citrus, the possibilities are endless! Allow your loved ones to prepare their perfect dessert at the table and add a fun and interactive element to your gathering. These cardamom meringue nests are sure to leave you wanting more.
- 6 egg whites
- 350g powdered sugar
- 2 tsp cardamom powder
- 1 tsp cocoa
Chestnut and chocolate cream filling
Melt 125 g chopped dark chocolate in it
So 20-second explosions in the microwave
Cool. Stir in 400 ml crème fraîche
6 tbsp sweetened chestnut puree and
Stir in the cool, melted chocolate.Passion fruit and mango cream filling
Scoop the pulp from 8 large passion fruits
Place fruit in a pan and add 1 chopped
Mango. At high heat approx
Simmer for 5 minutes until thick and mushy, then strain
Remove seeds. Whisk 200 g mascarpone
Cheese with 2 tablespoons of powdered sugar and
100 ml cream. If it is thickened,
Stir in the fruit puree.White chocolate and pistachio cream filling
Bring a pot of water to the boil, add
Add 50 g of peeled pistachio nuts and firm
Set aside for 10 minutes. Drain, rub off the peel
Dab with a clean tea towel and chop finely.
Melt 125 g chopped white chocolate in it
So 20-second explosions in the microwave
Cool. Lightly whip 284 ml of cream
with 2 tbsp powdered sugar. Stir in the melted mixture
Chocolate and chopped pistachios.
- Preheat the oven to 150°C/130°C fan/gas 2 and line 2 baking trays with baking paper.
- Place the egg whites in a clean bowl and beat them with an electric whisk until they resemble stiff peaks.
- While stirring, add the sugar, 1 tbsp at a time – the meringue will thicken and become shiny.
- Fold in cardamom.
- Using a metal spoon, place small spoonfuls of meringue evenly spaced on the baking sheets, making about 48 mini meringues.
- Use the back of the spoon to slightly flatten and hollow out the center.
- Sift in a pinch of cocoa and bake for 1 hour until crispy.
- Turn off the oven and let the meringues cool in the oven.
- Pile high on a plate and serve with flavored creams (see tips below).
Equipment and tools
For this recipe you will need the following equipment and tools:
- mixing bowl
- Electric mixer or whisk
- Parchment paper or silicone mat
- Piping bag with a large star nozzle
The cardamom meringue nests recipe may contain the following allergens:
Storage and leftovers
Store the cardamom meringue nests in an airtight container at room temperature. They last up to 3 days.
If there are any leftovers, they can be used as a base for various cream fillings. Here are a few ideas:
- Chestnut chocolate cream filling: Melt 125g chopped dark chocolate in the microwave in 20 second intervals and allow to cool. Mix 400 ml crème fraîche with 6 tablespoons of sweetened chestnut puree and then stir in the cooled melted chocolate.
- Passion fruit and mango cream filling: Place the pulp of 8 large passion fruits in a pan and add 1 chopped mango. Cook over high heat until thick and mushy, about 5 minutes, then strain to remove seeds. In a separate bowl, mix 200 g mascarpone cheese with 2 tablespoons powdered sugar and 100 ml cream until the mixture has thickened. Stir in the fruit puree.
- White chocolate and pistachio cream filling: Bring a pot of water to the boil and add 50 g of peeled pistachio nuts. Leave to rest for 10 minutes, then drain and rub the peel with a clean tea towel. Chop pistachios finely. Melt 125g chopped white chocolate in the microwave in 20 second intervals and allow to cool. Lightly beat 284 ml of cream with 2 tablespoons of powdered sugar, then stir in the melted chocolate and chopped pistachios.
Health Benefits of Cardamom Meringue Nests
Cardamom meringue nests are a delicious treat that can be enjoyed plain or filled with various cream fillings. Not only are they a delight for the taste buds, but they also offer numerous health benefits. Let’s take a closer look at the nutritional benefits of this delicious dessert.
1. Rich in protein
The main ingredient in cardamom meringue nests is egg white, which is an excellent source of high-quality protein. Protein is an essential nutrient that plays an important role in building and repairing tissue and supporting a healthy immune system. Adding cardamom meringue nests to your diet can help increase your protein intake without adding a significant amount of fat or carbohydrates.
2. Packed with antioxidants
Cardamom powder, one of the main ingredients of this dessert, is known for its antioxidant properties. Antioxidants protect your body from damage caused by harmful free radicals, which are unstable molecules that can cause inflammation and oxidative stress. Including cardamom in your diet may help reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease and certain cancers.
3. Promotes digestion
Cardamom has long been used as a natural remedy for digestive problems. It stimulates the production of digestive enzymes, which can improve digestion and relieve symptoms such as bloating, indigestion, and bloating. The addition of cardamom powder to this dessert can have a calming effect on your digestive system, making it a delicious after-dinner treat.
4. Possible anti-inflammatory benefits
Another health benefit of cardamom is its potential anti-inflammatory properties. Chronic inflammation is linked to various health problems such as arthritis, diabetes and heart disease. The presence of cardamom in these meringue nests can help reduce inflammation and promote overall well-being.
Although cardamom meringue nests are undoubtedly delicious, it’s important to enjoy them in moderation as they’re still a sweet treat. However, knowing that they offer some health benefits can make them an even more enjoyable guilty pleasure. So treat yourself to these delicious dessert nests while reaping the nutritional benefits they offer.