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Chocolate-Orange Cover Meringue with Pistachio

These cookies are dramatically elegant and unusually delicious. The airy, sweet, and crispy cocoa-flavored merengue puff contains a fudged orange chocolate counterpoint at its pistachio-coated center.

Chocolate-Orange Cover Meringue with Pistachio

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Ingredients

  • You will need:
  • 2 cookie sheets lined with a parchment
  • pastry bag
  • number 6B (1/2-inch diameter) large star pastry tube
  • 1 cup (115 grams) powdered sugar, lightly spooned into the cup
  • 2 Tbsp. (12 grams) unsweetened cocoa (preferably Dutch-processed)
  • 4 large egg whites (120 grams) at room temperature
  • 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 Tbsp. + 1/2 cup (113grams) superfine sugar 
  • 3 oz (85 grams) Semisweet Dark Chocolate (62% Cacao)
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 tsp orange zest, from 1/2 orange
  • 3-4 Tbsp. shelled unsalted pistachio nuts, crushed

Instructions

1

To make the cocoa meringue, please follow the recipe here.

2

To make a chocolate fudge topping; break the chocolate into squares and place them, together with the butter, in the top of a double boiler set over very hot water. The water must not simmer or touch the bottom of the double-boiler insert. Stir occasionally until the chocolate is entirely melted. Add the orange zest. Allow the mixture to cool to room temperature, stirring occasionally.

3

When the meringue puffs are completely cool, spoon the chocolate fudge mixture on top of each cookie. Coat the chocolate tops with pistachio.

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7 Comments

  • Reply
    Medeja
    December 19, 2012 at 4:13 am

    Can I get these for Christmas? 😀 they look elegant and really nice.

  • Reply
    Marina
    December 19, 2012 at 5:36 am

    Perfect! I am more interested in that painting(?) on the second photo from the top (to the left). Did you do it? It is beautiful!

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    Kathy inozarks
    December 19, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    these cookies are gorgeous-thanks for sharing

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    melangery
    December 20, 2012 at 2:22 am

    Marina, it's a cover for a gift box. Perfect for the holidays. Thank you!

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    Rowena Dumlao-Giardina
    December 22, 2012 at 1:28 am

    They look so good Yelena! I loved the combination of flavors here!

  • Reply
    Spicie Foodie
    December 22, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    I've never seen meringue look so good, elegant and pretty. Thanks for sharing Yelena and Merry Christmas!

  • Reply
    Jen Laceda | Tartine and Apron Strings
    December 23, 2012 at 4:25 am

    They are truly dramatically elegant! Meringues are actually pretty easy to make, contrary to popular belief! Meringue lovers should try this recipe – I know I will!

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