This meringue recipe takes tropical flavours and adds something uniquely Irish. The art of making a curd and using forged elderflowers.
– 48g egg whites
– 90g caster sugar
– 20g toasted coconut
– 6 heads elderflowers
Passion fruit curd
– 200g passion fruit pulp, about 6 or 7 ripe passion fruits
– 3 large free range eggs
– 140g butter
– 250g caster sugar
– 10g cornflour
1. Wash elderflowers to remove any bugs, put in the sugar shake and leave overnight, the following day shake the container and remove elderflower.
2. Put eggs whites in perfectly clean and dry mixing bowl add pinch of sugar and whisk.
3. Gradually add all of the sugar and mix on full speed for 5 mins.
4. Using a slotted spoon fold in the toasted coconut.
5. Cook in a preheated oven for 30mins @100c.
6. When cooked cool on a wire tray.
Passion Fruit Curd
1. Put the passion fruit pulp in a food processor and whizz to separate the seeds from all the juicy bits.
2. Scrape into a sieve set over a medium saucepan, pushing through as much pulp as you can. Keep 2 tbsp of the seeds, then discard the rest.
3. Add the remaining ingredients to the pan and set over a low heat.
4. Whisk until all the butter has melted then, using a wooden spoon, stir constantly until the passion fruit curd has thickened to a similar consistency as lemon curd. Be sure not to have too hot as you don’t want scrambled egg!
5. Sieve the curd into a clean bowl to get rid of any eggy bits that may have curdled.
6. Stir in the reserved seeds and cool, before spooning into jars and chilling. Curd will keep in the fridge for a week.
– Dot the curd on a plate and put the meringues on top, this is a lovely dish to serve with an elderflower coordinal drink.
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