Berry Meringue Parfaits

Berry Meringue Parfaits

20 minutes
Serves 6
(VG, GF)

Ingredients
4 Sunny Queen egg whites
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 cup caster sugar
A few drops of vanilla
1-2 x 500g packs frozen raspberries or mixed berries
1 litre vanilla ice cream
1-2 tablespoons Cointreau or other liqueur (optional)
2-3 cups whipped cream
Toasted flaked almonds (optional)

Method
Step 1. Line a baking tray with baking paper
Step 2. Preheat the oven to low (120°C)
Step 3. In a dry bowl beat the egg whites until light and frothy
Step 4. Add cream of tartar and beat with an electric mixer slowly increasing speed until the egg whites hold stiff peaks
Step 5. Gradually add 2 tbsp of the sugar and continue beating 2-3 minutes
Step 6. Quickly and lightly fold in remaining sugar and vanilla with a large metal spoon
Step 7. Spoon or pipe into 3cm rounds on the baking paper and bake for about 1 1/2 hours
Step 8. The meringues are cooked when they are dry and lift easily from the baking paper. Let them cool
Step 9. Place 1 1/2 cups of frozen berries in a food processor and chop to coarse crumbs
Step 10. Place half in a bowl, cover and return to the freezer
Step 11. Mix the remainder with half the vanilla ice cream and return to the freezer to refreeze
Step 12. Allow remaining berries to thaw and process half to a puree, adding the liqueur if using
Step 13. Assemble the ingredients in tall glasses: meringues, scoops of vanilla and berry ice cream, whipped cream, crumbed frozen berries, thawed whole berries, berry puree
Step 14. Finish with cream, a meringue, berries and toasted flaked almonds

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