chocolate meringue kisses

Chocolate Meringue Kisses

there’s been no kissing for us lately:
dw was sick last week
and i’m fighting UFC-style
to not get what he had.
it’s too soon to determine
who the winner is.
in the meantime,
i managed to whip up this treat
for our valentine’s day/
4 year anniversary of our first date.
it’s just one egg
a whole lot of mixer action
and the end result is
the perfect sub
for kisses,
but without the germs.
stay warm and healthy friends.

Chocolate Meringue Kisses

chocolate meringue kisses
adapted from movita beaucoup
makes 40

*note: movita’s bossy, and in this case, correct: don’t be lazy and do your mise en place.
**note: if you’re like me, and forget to leave your egg out to reach room temp, put your egg in some hot TAP water for about 5 minutes. you should be good. scientifically speaking i might be off a few degrees but whatever.

1 large egg white, room temperature
1​/​2 cup sugar
1/4 cup cocoa powder
2 tsp cornstarch
1 tsp white vinegar
1 tsp​ ​chocolate extract
2 TBL boiling water

preheat oven to 225F.

in a stand mixer bowl, add your egg white with sugar, cocoa powder, cornstarch, chocolate extract, and vinegar and with your whisk attachment, mix on low. it’s going to look like a hot mess, just keep at it. at some point that tickles your fancy use a spatula and scrape the bottom of the bowl. you want the cocoa powder to be fully incorporated. keeping the mixer on low speed, add in the 2 TBL of boiling water.

incrementally pump up the speed until medium-high and let it go. you’re aiming for glossy stiff peaks, about 15 minutes.

pipe meringue on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. i used a Wilton 1M tip, cus it was the first one i grabbed and let’s be honest, the easiest tip to wash. i came up with exactly 40.

bake for an hour. movita says to check around 45 minutes. i live on the edge. and i was too lazy to get off the couch and i let it go the full hour. turn off oven, ignore for an hour to allow to cool and dry completely.

serve with whipped cream + berries, like a fancy pavlova or an eton mess, or just on its own.


Chocolate Meringue Kisses

previous vday treats:
lychee jelly hearts

23 thoughts on “chocolate meringue kisses

    1. alas, i have succumbed to the cold, but despite all the coughing and sneezing i am in denial and still working.

    1. i admit defeat as i cough and sneeze, BUT, remain productive.
      i promise, these are so easy to make, give it a try!

    1. though i have succumbed to the cold, we did spend the whole weekend together and we noshed on these little gems. as long as he & i together i’m happy. 🙂

  1. I like how most of the ingredients are added at the same time. They look so perfect pointy and delicate. I may try a matcha variation of this…thanks for sharing Lan! 🙂

    1. it’s ridiculous how easy meringue making is! and i think a matcha variation sounds delightful – so you. i hope like!

  2. You guys had your first date on V-Day?! Ballsy 😉 Just like I would expect from you two 😉 So sorry to hear your Valentine is not well. Keep up the (UFC) fight. So far, I haven’t had a sick day this season, while Nathan has had plenty.

    1. technically, the first date was on feb 9th, and i just spent 5 minutes looking back on our google calendar… our 2nd date was feb 13th, so it’s all lumped together.
      today is my first day back in the office and i’m hiding … i still have a cough and my nose is RAW. but dw + i both are in good spirits!
      so glad you’re managed to not get sick this year!

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