Sunday, July 18, 2010

Chocolate and cinnamon suspiros

Chocolate and cinnamon suspiros / Suspiros de chocolate e canela

It’s been a month since I last brought you anything chocolate – cocoa doesn’t count – and hope you like these meringues as much as Jessica and I did. :)

I wasn’t really in the mood for meringues but needed to do something with my frozen egg whites (which seem to be suffering from the Gremlin curse, too); what convinced me here was the addition of chocolate and cinnamon.

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Chocolate and cinnamon suspiros
from Australian Gourmet Traveller

120g egg whites (about 3)
pinch of salt
120g caster sugar
1 vanilla bean, scraped seeds only
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
120g pure icing sugar, sifted
100g dark chocolate (70% cocoa solids), coarsely chopped
Dutch-process cocoa, to serve

Preheat oven to 120°C/248°F; line two large baking sheets with baking paper.
Whisk egg whites and a pinch of salt in an electric mixer (medium-high speed) until soft peaks form (4-5 minutes), add caster sugar in a thin steady stream, whisking continuously until stiff and glossy, then whisk in vanilla seeds and cinnamon. Fold in icing sugar, then chocolate and spoon mixture into 5cm-diameter mounds on prepared sheets. Bake until dry and lightly colored (2-3 hours – that will depend on how big the suspiros are). Turn off oven, cool in oven for 1 hour, then transfer to a wire rack, dust with cocoa and serve. Suspiros will keep, stored in an airtight container, for about a week.

Serves 10 – I halved the recipe above and got 5 very large suspiros


Satya said...

Chocolate and cinnamon suspiros looks superb...i love biscuits n always buy them off the shelf but these looks so yummy n i would love to prepare at home..i am big fan of ur blog as u have such wonderful baking recipes :)
thanks for posting


WendyinKK said...

I have 3 egg whites right in my fridge right now and you're tempting me to make these. I love meringues, they're sweet but addictive.

Bakericious said...

looks so gd, if I have eggwhites sure to make this :)

Julia @Mélanger said...

Oh my gosh, this looks amazing. How great is chocolate and cinnamon. I wish I could grab one from the picture now!!

Italians Do Eat Better said...

Cercavo la ricetta Bolo de Fubá e son capitata qua per caso. Mi piace il tuo blog. Complimenti!

Anonymous said...

Oh, you are definitely after my heart with this lethal chocolate-cinnamon flavour combo! Now you've got me craving for these :)

eatme_delicious said...

These look SO good!!

M. said...

chocolate and cinnamon, one of the best combinations there is. :)

Patricia Scarpin said...

Satya, thank you! I'm so glad to know you're enjoying the blog!

Wendy, I hope you give these a go!
Thank you!

Jess, thank you!

Julia, thank you, darling! I hope I could share them with you!

Italians..., grazie mille!

Hi, sweetie! I'll trade some of these for those beautiful apple cake slices you baked! ;)

Ashley, thank you, dearie!

M., I have to agree with you. ;)

Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets said...

Since it's warm here, I'm definitely in the mood for meringues and the addition of chocolate doesn't hurt at all.

Marisa said...

Lovely photos! And also, love your blog. :-)

Patricia Scarpin said...

Xiaolu, I hope you give these a try - thank you!

Marisa, thank you for stopping by - you are far too kind!

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