Dessert

Ingredients
  • 4 egg whites
  • 125 g (4 oz) caster sugar
  • 100 g (3½ oz) light muscovado sugar
  • 150 g (5 oz) plain dark chocolate, broken into pieces
  • 150 ml (¼ pint) double cream
  • 150 g (5 oz) Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons caster sugar
  • 3 ripe peaches, pitted and sliced
Directions

Line 2 baking sheets with nonstick baking paper and draw an 18 cm (7 inch) circle on each.

Whisk the egg whites in a large bowl until stiff, moist-looking peaks form. Mix the sugars together, then whisk in the sugar, a teaspoonful at a time, and continue whisking for 1–2 minutes until very thick and glossy (see page 10).

Divide the mixture between the lined baking sheets and spread into circles of even thickness between the marked lines. Bake in a preheated oven, 110°C (225°F), Gas Mark ¼, for 1½–1¾ hours or until the meringues may be easily lifted off the paper. Leave to cool in the switched-off oven.

Melt the chocolate (see page 11), then spread over the underside of each meringue, leaving about one-third of the chocolate in the bowl for decoration. Leave the meringues to harden, chocolate-side up.

Whip the cream, when ready to serve, until it forms soft swirls, then fold in the yogurt and sugar. Put one of the meringue circles on a serving plate, chocolate-side up, spread with the cream, then arrange peach slices on top. Cover with the second meringue, chocolate-side down. Decorate the top with the remainder of the melted chocolate, drizzled randomly.

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