Chocolate Amaretto & Coffee Fool with Crushed meringues

Impossible to resist!

Ingredients


  • coffee essence:
  • 2 tsp instant coffee
  • 225 g single cream
  • 225 g dark chocolate
  • 600 ml double cream
  • 2 egg whites, optional (see note)
  • 2 individual meringues (or meringue nests)
  • 2-3 tbsp amaretto
  • 100 ml hot water
  • 100 g caster sugar
  • 50 ml espresso coffee (optional)

Method

  1. Heat the single cream till it is hot, take of heat, add chocolate and mix till chocolate had been infused. Add the amaretto and mix, leave to cool.
  2. Whisk the cream until softly whipped and light and fluffy.
  3. If using, whisk the egg whites until they form soft peaks.
  4. Crush the meringues into small pieces.
  5. Add all the ingredients together for the coffee mixture, leave to cool. In a bowl, add the whipped cream and fold in the cool coffee mixture, then add half of the chocolate mixture.
  6. Finally, fold in the egg whites if using and the crushed meringues.
  7. With half of the chocolate mixture, add 1tblsp into the bottom of each glass.
  8. Spoon the fool into glasses and serve straight away.




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