Chocolate meringue tart

By Drum Digital
27 February 2015

This treat is for those who love chocolate. Crunchy, smooth and sweet, it’s the perfect dessert.

Serves 6

Preparation: 15 min

Baking: 1 hour 12 min

CRUST

200 g chocolate biscuits, crushed

60 g butter, melted

FILLING

310 ml (1¼ c) cream

250 g dark chocolate, chopped

2 eggs

5 ml (1 t) vanilla essence

MERINGUE

6 egg whites

250 ml (1 c) castor sugar

15 ml (1 T) corn flour

15 ml (1 T) white vinegar

15 ml (1 T) vanilla essence

Preheat the oven to 120°C.

1. Crust Mix all the ingredients together and line the bottom of the baking dish.

2. Filling Bring the cream to a boil then pour over the chocolate and let it stand for 5 minutes. Gently stir until smooth.

3. Whisk eggs, vanilla in another bowl, then stir into the melted chocolate.

4. Pour the filling into the crust and bake for 10 minutes.

5. Meringue In a large mixing bowl, whisk the egg whites until stiff peaks form. Gradually add the sugar, 15 ml at a time and whisk well after each addition. Whisk in the corn flour, vinegar and vanilla essence.

6. Spoon the mixture over the chocolate tart, spreading it into a rough circular shape. Put it in the oven for 1 hour. Switch off the oven and allow it to cool in the oven.

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