These scrumptious Creme Egg Meringue Nests are perfect for Easter and are so easy to make. The creme eggs are baked inside the meringues allowing their gooey centres to melt into the soft meringues as they cook.
These Creme Egg Meringue Nests are so easy to make. The gooey creme egg melted into the mallowy meringues are an absolute delight and make a perfect Easter dessert served with some ice cream.
Creme Eggs are a bit like marmite I think. You either love them or hate them. I do like them but probably not as much as I did as child and young adult. I fear that as I have got older, I do find them a little too sweet and to be honest I am more of a chocolate mini egg fan now. However, that is not to say that I do not enjoy creme eggs in cakes and bakes, because I do. Very much in fact.
So the other day I wanted to make some meringues and I had some creme eggs ,and I wondered if you could bake meringue nests filled with a creme egg half successfully. Never one to shy away from a little baking experiment, I did just that.
The verdict: it works and they are delicious! I worried that they might be too sweet. I mean, there is a lot of sugar in this recipe. However, they are fine and with the chocolate added to the base of each nest, these eggy treats are very yummy and very moreish.
Next time I am going to make a full-size pavlova version, so watch this space for that recipe soon.
This is such a simple recipe and could easily be adapted to include any of the chocolate eggs that are available, like the Reese’s peanut butter eggs, for example.
Here is the recipe
- 4 egg whites
- 200g caster sugar
- 30g icing sugar
- 4 Cadbury Creme Eggs
- 200g milk chocolate
- Preheat the oven 110oC / 100C (fan)
- Place the 4 egg whites into a large clean mixing bowl and beat them on a medium speed with an electric hand whisk until the mixture stands up in stiff peaks when the whisk is lifted.
- Turn the speed up and gradually add the sugar slowly, just a spoonful at a time.
- Do not over whisk!
- When it is ready, the meringue mixture should be thick and glossy
- Spoon the meringue mixture on to your lined baking tray and make 8 nests. Using the back of a spoon much down the centre of each meringue nest.
- Place a creme egg half into the centre of each nest
- Bake for approx 1¼ hours until the meringues sound crisp when tapped underneath
- Leave to cool on the tray or on a cooling rack.
- Once cold, dip the base of each meringue into the melted milk chocolate , and leave to set upside down
- Store in a tin with a lid until ready to serve
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Another Creme Egg recipe you might enjoy is this one for Creme Egg Brownies