Coffee meringue with passion fruit cream and summer fruits

servings4
2 hours

Ingredients

Coffee meringue

  • 4 free-range egg whites
  • 75g of icing sugar
  • 2 tsp instant coffee granules
  • 110g of caster sugar

Passion fruit cream

  • 4 passion fruits, seeds and pulp sieved
  • 450ml of double cream, whisked to soft peaks
  • 1 tbsp of icing sugar

To plate

  • 500g of mixed summer berries

Method

1
For the coffee meringue, preheat the oven to 140ºC/Gas mark 1. Line a large baking sheet with baking parchment. Place the egg whites in a large, clean bowl. Sift the icing sugar and the instant coffee into the egg whites
  • 4 free-range egg whites
  • 2 tsp instant coffee granules
  • 75g of icing sugar
2
Beat with an electric hand whisk until soft peaks form. Add the caster sugar a little at a time while continuing to whisk until the mixture is thick and glossy and stands in peaks
  • 110g of caster sugar
3
Spread the mixture into a circle on the lined baking tray (alternatively you can make four smaller merinuges) and smooth the top with a palette knife
4
Transfer the tray to the oven and bake for 45-60 minutes until the surface is crisp, then turn off the oven and leave to cool with the door ajar for at least 30 minutes. Remove from the oven and peel off the paper
5
For the passion fruit cream, gently fold the passion fruit into the whisked cream. Stir in the icing sugar
  • 4 passion fruits
  • 450ml of double cream
  • 1 tbsp of icing sugar
6
To assemble the meringue, cover the coffee meringue base (or bases) with the passion fruit cream and top with the summer berries
  • 500g of mixed summer berries