Tuesday, 29 December 2009

Cherry meringue slice recipe


This cherry meringue slice recipe is really simple to bake and delicious to eat.

Do you delight in taking the cherry off the top of a cake and eating it? Do you love it when you bite into a soft sweet cherry whilst eating a fruit cake?

If you love eating glazed cherries then you will really enjoy eating these tasty treats.


Chefs cherry meringue slice recipe is so easy to bake that you do not even have to roll the base out, simply press the base into the oven tin.

These delightful cherry treats look appetizing and colourful and taste really delicious.






Ingredients for cherry meringue slice

Base

1/3 Cup Margarine (2oz/50g)
1/2 + 1/3 Cup Plain flour (4oz/120g)
1 Tbsp whisked egg
2 Tbsp Caster sugar

Meringue

3 Egg whites
1 Tbsp Vanilla essence
18-20 Cherries
1/2 Tbsp Candied peel
1/2 Cup Ground almonds + 2 Tbsp (2oz/50g)
1/3 Cup Caster sugar (2oz/50g)
2 Tbsp Corn starch




Picture of glazed cherries and candied peel.





How to make a cherry meringue slice



In a mixing bowl mix together the margarine, sugar and egg for the base, add the flour and bring together into slumps of pastry.



Grease and flour an 8 inch square cake tin.


Press the clumps of the pastry base into the tin using your fingers.




In a small bowl place the cherries and candied peel, pour over the vanilla.

Mix together the dry ingredients for the meringue in a separate bowl.



Whisk the egg whites in a separate bowl until it forms stiff peaks.

This will take 1-2 minutes only.



Add half of the dry mixtures and half of the cherries into the egg whites.

Fold it in by moving a metal spoon over and under the egg whites, this keeps the air bubbles in the egg whites. Do not stir.



Repeat the process using the other half of the dry mixture and cherries.



Pour on top of the pastry base.



Bake in a hot oven at gas mark 4 / 175C for 35-40 minutes of until bouncy and firm in the middle.



Leave to cool in the tin for a while.



Enjoy Chefs cherry meringue slice recipe.



8 comments:

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Yummy slices!

Best wishes for the New year!

Cheers,

Rosa

Bergamot said...

The cherries peeking out of the meringue make this a very tempting slice indeed...

Gita said...

The cherry meringue looks so gorgeous and delicious!
Wish You a Very Happy New Year :)

Rekha shoban said...

looks delicious....yummy cake...

Seena said...

Those are so pretty, Jeena!
Where are you.. no news.. :)

Parita said...

Delightful!!

Unplanned Cooking said...

I've never had cherry meringue. I'm sure I'd love it, though!

s said...

Yummy!!! fantastic blog...
Happy New Year!!