Treat yourself to the heavenly flavors of our “Mini Mont Blancs” recipe – a delicious combination of sweet chestnut, creamy filling and rich chocolate cake. These delicious treats offer a no-bake alternative to traditional mince pies. Spoon the luxurious filling into pre-baked tart tins and enjoy the delicious combination of textures and flavors. Treat yourself to this irresistible dessert that will impress both family and friends. These mini Mont Blancs are perfect for any occasion and are guaranteed to leave you wanting more.
- 32 mini meringues
- 300 ml cream
- 2 tablespoons powdered sugar, plus some for dusting
- 16 tsp sweetened chestnut puree
- Cut off the top of the mini meringues.
- Beat the cream with the powdered sugar until fluffy and spread over the meringues.
- Top each meringue with half a teaspoon of sweetened chestnut puree.
- Dust the mini Mont Blancs with powdered sugar before serving.
Equipment and tools
To make Mini Mont Blancs you will need the following equipment and tools:
- mixing bowls
- Electric mixer or whisk
- Spatula or wooden spoon
- Piping bag and nozzle
- parchment paper
- Cooling rack
- Sharp knife or piping tip to make a well in the meringue
- Spoon for filling the meringues
- Sieve for dusting powdered sugar
Before preparing Mini Mont Blancs, it is important to consider possible allergens. The recipe contains the following allergens:
- Dairy products: double cream
- Nuts: sweetened chestnut puree
- Wheat: Meringue (may contain or be made from wheat)
If you or your guests suffer from allergies or dietary restrictions, please consider suitable alternatives or avoid ingredients accordingly.
Storage and leftovers
If you have any leftover Mini Mont Blancs, you can store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator. To preserve their freshness, they are best consumed within 2-3 days. Before serving leftovers, check the texture and taste to make sure they are still edible. If necessary, you can lightly dust the meringues with powdered sugar before serving.
Health Benefits of Mini Mont Blancs
The delicious and delicious Mini Mont Blancs not only satisfy your sweet tooth but also provide various health benefits. Let’s take a closer look at the nutritious ingredients that make up these delicious treats:
Meringues are the basis for Mini Mont Blancs and are made from egg whites and sugar. Although meringues are sweet and light, they offer some health benefits:
- Low Fat: Meringues are naturally low in fat, making them a guilt-free dessert option.
- Low Calorie: Compared to many other desserts, meringues have a relatively low calorie content, which can be beneficial for those watching their calorie intake.
- Protein Source: Egg whites used in meringue contain high quality protein, which is essential for various body functions including muscle repair and growth.
- Gluten-free: Meringues do not contain gluten and are therefore suitable for people with gluten intolerance or celiac disease.
2. Double cream
The delicious double cream used in Mini Mont Blancs not only provides a rich touch, but also offers some nutritional value:
- Vitamin K: Double cream is a good source of vitamin K, which plays a crucial role in blood clotting and bone health.
- Calcium: This cream is rich in calcium, an essential mineral for strong bones and teeth as well as proper muscle and nerve function.
- Energy boost: Due to its higher fat content, double cream is a concentrated source of energy and provides a quick energy boost when consumed in moderation.
3. Sweetened chestnut puree
The sweetened chestnut puree is the main ingredient that gives the Mini Mont Blancs their unique taste and texture. Not only does it improve taste, but it also offers some health benefits:
- Rich in fiber: Chestnuts are a good source of fiber, which aids digestion, promotes satiety, and helps maintain a healthy weight.
- Minerals and Antioxidants: Chestnuts contain various essential minerals such as potassium, magnesium and antioxidants that play a role in maintaining overall health.
- Low in fat: Chestnuts have a significantly lower fat content compared to other nuts, making them a healthier option for people who want to limit their fat intake.
- Gluten-free: Just like meringue, chestnut puree is gluten-free, so people with gluten intolerance or celiac disease can also enjoy these treats.
In addition to being a delicious dessert, these mini Mont Blancs also offer some health-promoting properties, making them a satisfying choice for anyone looking for a treat that offers a balance between pleasure and nutrition.