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Hazelnut Meringues

Hazelnut Meringues
Los Angeles Times

For a light, low-fat sweet, consider Hazelnut Meringues. You can make them a day before you plan to serve them. To save time, buy hazelnuts that have already been peeled, or even peeled and toasted. Hazelnut extract is available at ... Read more

Total time: 55 minutes | Makes 18 meringues
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 cup superfine sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon hazelnut extract
  • 1 cup chopped toasted hazelnuts
  • 1 ounce bittersweet chocolate, melted

Step 1Beat egg whites until foamy. Add cream of tartar and beat to soft peaks. Gradually beat in sugar 1 tablespoon at a time. Beat until stiff peaks form and sugar is dissolved. Stir in vanilla and hazelnut extracts and hazelnuts.

Step 2Using tablespoon, spoon meringue onto 2 baking sheets lined with parchment paper for a total of 18. Bake at 275 degrees until meringues are firm and lightly browned, about 35 minutes. Let cool, then drizzle with chocolate.

Each meringue:
85 calories; 14 mg sodium; 0 cholesterol; 4 grams fat; 13 grams carbohydrates; 1 gram protein; 0.11 gram fiber.
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