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Iced Berry Meringue

* Exported from MasterCook *

Iced Berry Meringue

Recipe By : Good Housekeeping June 97, Food Supplement - Sweet Nothings
Serving Size : 10 Preparation Time :3:00
Categories : Desserts Freeze
Fruit Prepare Ahead
Not Sent New

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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2 large egg whites
275 g caster sugar
700 g mixed berries -- see notes
220 ml low-fat natural yogurt
200 g quark -- see notes
extra berries -- to decorate
icing sugar -- to dust

1. Line two baking sheets with non-stick baking parchment, draw a 21cm (8 ¼
in) circle on each, then turn the paper over.

2. To make the meringue, place the egg whites in a large, grease-free bowl
and whisk until stiff. Slowly add 125g sugar, whisking between additions,
until the mixture is stiff and shiny.

3. Divide between the circles on the baking parchment, spreading the
mixture to make two thin rounds. Cook at 140C/275F/Gas 1 for 2 ½ hours or
until crisp and lightly coloured (see notes).

4. To make ice cream, place fruit and remaining sugar in a processor;
process until well broken down, then sieve (see notes). Add purée to yogurt
and quark; beat until smooth. Freeze using an ice-cream maker or freezer
(see notes).

5. Line a 23cm/9in spring-release tin with non-stick baking parchment.
Place one of the cooled meringue circles in the bottom, flat-side down, and
cover with ice cream, smoothing the top. Lightly press the second meringue
on top. Cover and freeze for at least 6hr or overnight.

6. To serve, remove the meringue from the tin and leave in the fridge for
1-1 ½ hours to soften slightly. Cut into wedges, decorate with extra
berries and dust with icing sugar to serve.

To freeze ahead: Complete to the end of step 5 up to two weeks in advance.
Remove from the tin when firm; wrap and freeze.

To use: Unwrap meringue; complete recipe.

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NOTES : Preparation time: 30 minutes, plus freezing
Cooking time: 2 ½ hours
155 cals per serving; low fat
Serves 10

Mixed fruit: e.g., strawberries, raspberries and redcurrants


Quark is a very low fat soft cheese. You’ll find it with the yogurts in the
chiller cabinet.

Swap the position of the baking sheets in the oven halfway through to
ensure even cooking.

The ice cream will freeze more quickly if the fruit purée is chilled before
you mix it with the yogurt and quark.

If you don’t have an ice-cream maker, chill a shallow, non-reactive metal
dish, pour the mixture into the dish and freeze until it begins to set
around the edges. Beat well, return to freezer until almost frozen, then
complete recipe.

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