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Berry meringue gateau

A light and fresh dessert with red summer berries, blueberries and white meringue that make it perfect for a party.

A light and fresh dessert with red summer berries, blueberries and white meringue that make it perfect for a party.

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Cooking Time

Cook: 2 Hours 50 Mins

Cooking Time

Serves: 8

Cooking Time

Price: 76p per serving

Nutritional Information

Each 140g serving contains

Energy
1624kj
388kcal
19%
Fat
27g
High
38%
Saturates
17g
High
83%
Sugars
32g
High
36%
Salt
0.15g
Low
3%
of your reference intake.
Typical energy values per 100g:
1160kj/277kcal

Ingredients

4 large egg whites

Pinch of cream of tartar

125g caster sugar

100g icing sugar

1/4 tsp vanilla extract

400g double cream

400g berries (blueberries, raspberries, strawberries)

Method

1
Pre-heat the oven to 130C/110C Fan/Gas half. Line 2 trays with non-stick baking paper. Draw a 20cm circle on one and a 16cm circle on the other.
2
Put the egg whites in a large, clean, dry bowl. Add the cream of tartar and whisk on a slow speed for 1 minute. Increase the mixer to high and whisk until stiff and glossy.
3
Mix the sugars together. Gradually add to the egg whites, a tablespoon at a time, whisking until stiff again after each addition. Whisk in the vanilla extract.
4
Spread on the circles and level the tops. Bake for 2 hours 30 minutes; they're ready when you can easily peel off the lining papers. Leave to cool.
5
Whip the cream until softly whipped. Remove the green tops from the strawberries, then quarter or halve them. Generously spread most of the cream over the larger meringue. Scatter with two-thirds of the berries, then top with the smaller meringue and rest of the cream and fruit.