The festive season is here, and for some people that means lingering over decadent meals and desserts with friends and family. If you're looking for a delicious dessert, that will satisfy your taste buds this summer, we've got you covered. And even better as well as visually being a talking point, this dessert can start a conversation about kindness, as you explain what Kindness Spread is. All purchases of Kindness Spread through the GBB Shop help us to spread more kindness through out Aotearoa NZ.
1/4 cup Kindness Spread (Fix and Fogg Chocolate Almond Spread)
3 large egg whites at room temperature
a pinch of salt
1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
Heat oven to 150°C. Line a baking sheet with baking paper.
Place the Kindness Spread in a small saucepan and warm it on low heat until it is melted.
Put the egg whites and salt in a large bowl and whisk until you get soft peaks. Begin to add the sugar a few spoonfuls at a time. Keep whisking while adding the rest of the sugar spoonfuls at a time and until your meringue thickens. keep whisking until the meringue mix is thick and shiny.
Add the Kindness Spread into the meringue and gently fold it in. Take care not to over-mix so you will keep the lovely swirls.
Using a large spoon, drop the meringue onto the baking paper lined baking sheets to make a wreath shape. If you felt so inclined, you could pipe the meringue mixture on to the tray to create a wreath shape - just use a large-ish piping tip as the Kindness Spread has some crunchy nut pieces that might get stuck otherwise.
Place in the oven for 10 minutes.
After 10 minutes, immediately lower the heat to 95°C and rotate the tray. Bake for an hour.
After an hour, check the wreath and see if it feels and looks dry. If you see moisture or shine leave it to bake for about 10 more minutes.
Shut off the oven and leave the meringue wreath to cool in the oven for a few hours or overnight. When you remove the wreath from the baking sheet, tit should release easily from the baking paper and sound dry when you tap them.
The meringue wreath can be stored in an airtight container for up to a week.
Decorate with lashings of whipped cream, and you preferred toppings - berries, chocolate shavings, chocolate sauce, crushed brittle, freeze dried fruit are some tasty examples.
Enjoy and have yourself a very berry festive season!