Gold is the perfect celebratory (and non-gender-specific) shade for a baby shower. These beautiful meringues make a great sweet treat for your event.

Serves 1
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Ingredients 

3 egg whites

1 cup caster sugar

Decorations

edible gold leaf (available from
http://www.kiwicakes.co.nz)

Ganache

100 grams white chocolate, chopped

2 tablespoons cream


Preheat oven to 85°C.

Beat the egg whites to soft peaks. Gradually beat in the sugar, one tablespoon at a time, until thick and glossy. (This takes about 10 minutes.)
Spoon into a piping bag fitted with a large plain nozzle and pipe 50 cent-sized meringues onto trays lined with baking paper.

Bake for three hours, then turn the oven off – don’t open the door – and leave meringues inside to cool overnight.

To decorate: Tear small pieces of gold leaf and use tweezers and a small soft paintbrush to gently apply to the meringues. If the leaf doesn’t stick, rub the meringues with a little water.

To finish: Pipe ganache onto the bottom of one meringue and sandwich together with a second meringue. Repeat with the remaining meringues.

Ganache

Heat cream to a simmer, stir in white chocolate until smooth. Leave to cool then beat until fluffy.


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