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    Seriously Chocolatey Black Forest Meringue pies

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    Seriously Chocolatey Black Forest Meringue pies

    A crisp, sweet pastry shell filled with a crushed cherry and chocolate cream and topped with a light meringue.

    What makes it the ultimate summer Seriously From Waitrose dessert?

    This is a fusion of two Great British classics. The cherries and chocolate are a delicious combination, both fruity and sweet. The creamy filling is offset perfectly against the crisp base and fluffy meringue topping. Indulgent, delicious and just a little bit naughty ;)

    Ingredients

    • Pastry cases
      180g plain flour
      90g butter
      1 egg
      1tbsp icing sugar
      Water, as required


      For the filling
      40g dark chocolate, melted
      40g milk chocolate, melted
      1 egg yolk
      1 can of cherries or fresh if in season
      1tbsp butter
      5 fl. oz milk

      Meringue
      2 egg whites
      50g sugar

    Method

    1. Make up pastry mixing the flour, butter and icing sugar then gradually adding in the egg. If mixture too dry, add water. When fully mixed, stick in fridge while preparing rest. Melt chocolate in a bowl over pan of water, stirring often. Take off heat and beat in one egg yolk followed by the butter. Return to heat add milk gradually (some quantities may be slightly out as I haven't made in while) until mixture is at a sort of custard texture Beat egg whites then add sugar beat until stiff..

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