30 April 2014

Pomegranate meringues (Merengues con jugo y semillas de granada)



Here the pomegranates are in season so if you don't find  now you can make next Fall or with pomegranate syrup (in stores).
These meringues are absolutely delicious.
Other lovely recipe from Manger







Pomegranate meringues



For the meringues
6 extra-large egg whites, at room temperature
1 + 1/2 tsp cornflour
1/2 tsp red food colouring
A pinch of fine salt
320 g/ 1 1/2 cups sugar
2 pomegranates, seeds only
350 ml/ 1 1/2 cups whipping cream
Pomegranate and orange blossom water syrup:
Juice of 2 or 3 fresh pomegranates
1 1/2 tbsp orange blossom water or only wate
5 tbsp sugar
Preheat the oven to 140° C. Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
Meringues:(makes about 5-6 meringues)
In a large glass bowl, whisk the egg whites (I use a pair of electric whisks) and salt on a high-speed until frothy – try to keep the whisk position as horizontal as possible.
 Add the cornflour and sugar (1-2 tbsp at a time) gradually and continue whisking. 
You should add the sugar in small quantities until the end of the process. When the egg whites form stiff peaks (this usually takes about 10-15 minutes), gently fold in the red food colouring, creating swirls.
 With the help of two large slotted spoons, spoon the egg whites onto the parchment-lined baking tray. The meringues should be about 10-12 cm large and 6 cm high. ‘Twirl’ your spoon around and finish off with a spiky peak.
Bake for about 1 hour. Switch off the oven, and leave them to cool inside the oven with the door slightly open for 15 minutes.
For the syrup:

Squeeze the juice of the 3 pomegranates. Heat in a saucepan, add orange blossom water and sugar. Bring to a boil, turn down the heat and simmer until thick and glossy. Leave to cool and set aside.
To serve:

Serve meringues with whipped cream, a handful of pomegranate seeds on top and drizzle with the pomegranate and orange blossom water syrup
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Note:
Mimi said she prefer use for meringues food colorings because pomegranate juice affected the texture of meringues.



print recipe here








En español
Merengues con jugo y semillas de granada















Hace un tiempo realmente comiamos las granadas tal cual (y cuesta con las semillas) pero son tan ricas
y siempre he encontrado precioso el color.
Bueno desde el año pasado descubrí que se pueden hacer cosas preciosas con las granadas (hasta se pueden congelar las semillas)
Asi que dejé guardadas algunas recetas para esta temporada
y esta es una receta absolutamente deliciosa en que se ocupan las semillas y se hace un jarabe con ellas también.
Y es tan lindo el color.

Ingredientes

6 claras grandes a temperatura ambiente
1 1/" cucharada de maicena
6 o 7 gotas de colorante para comidas
color rojo
una pizca de sal
1 1/2 taza de azúcar
2 granadas  (las semillas)
1 1/2 taza de crema batida

Jarabe de granada

Jugo de 2 granadas
4 cucharadas de azucar
1 1/2 cucharadas de agua o  agua de azahar

Preparacion


En un bol grande batir las claras con la pizca de sal hasta tener un merengue suave y firme.(batidora)
Agregar de a poco la maicena (por cucharadas) y el azúcar.
Despues de batir bien la mezcla de merengue con la maicena y azúcar (unos 10 minutos)
Agregar con cuidado las gotas de colorante rojo la idea no es teñir el merengue es hacer como dibujos solo mezclar un poco.
Preparar una bandeja de horno con papel mantequilla y con la ayuda de dos cucharas ir colocando en la bandeja como unos nidos de merengues (con un poco de separación)
son como 6 merengues.
Cocinar con horno muy suave (unos 140°) por una hora deben quedar firmes por fuera y suaves por dentro.
apagar el horno y dejar unos 15 minutos que se enfrien en el horno (la puerta entreabierta) antes de retirar.
Se bajan un poco pero no mucho.

Para el jarabe de granada
Hacer un jarabe con el jugo de 2 o 3 granadas (yo usé el exprimidor de limón y despues colé el jugo) que da super bien.
En una olla mediana poner a fuego suave el agua de azahar (o agua pura) el jarabe de granada y 4 cucharadas de azúcar hasta que este liquido se espese.
Despues dejar enfriar.

Para servir

Servir los merengues como se ve en la foto primero la crema batida luego el syrup o jarabe haciendo dibujos y decorar con semillas de granada encima.
Queda muy lindo!
(yo los dejé hasta la noche en el refrigerador y estaban bien! aunque lo ideal es preparar y servir.

108 comments:

  1. these are so pretty - what a lovely idea to pair meringues with pomegranates!
    Mary x

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  2. Cara Gloria, è un dolce assolutamente goloso e molto bello anche da vedere!
    Un caro abbraccio

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  3. Beat betsy,yippeee for me. Look at you all nice and set up photos at your zoo

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    1. Oh no! I am last!
      Does that mean I get all the leftovers? haha.

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    2. No you are not last! Only Pat beat you:
      Always I save something for you :)

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    3. Excuse me... I'm last. :(

      Again.....

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    4. not matter you are welcome always!!

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    5. I just wanted to hear that! Now, say it again.... :)

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    6. you are always welcome Grumpy!

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  4. I love poms. They give me lasting energy, all day long.

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  5. They are so very beautiful, Gloria. I love the pairing of pomegranates and meringue.

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  6. Beautiful!! And, I'm sure delicious.

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  7. Gloria these look like a good idea for supper tonight LOL

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  8. HI Gloria:) Aren't they just lovely little bites of goodness. Thank you so much for sharing...

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  9. what a beautiful dessert! blessings, Catherine xo

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  10. You have reason! Is like a pavlova:)

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  11. Un postre muy tentador amiga mía. Lindo color e imagino que riquísimo sabor. Adoro las granadas, así que me las comeria de todas las formas posibles.
    Un abrazo y buen término de semana.

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    1. Hola Nathy! Como estas?
      Buen fin de semana amiga!;)

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  12. Que delicioso debe estar! Me encantó esta receta, Gloria!

    Un abrazo

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    1. Gracias Mari! Que lindas sonlas granadas verdad?

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  13. Now that's what I call sinfully delicious!
    I'm coming over by the next plane LOL

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    1. Yes and thanks only hope you are not diabetic loi

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    2. It's me!
      Using my correct email address
      xo

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    3. No I am not diabetic - I am the picture of good health LOL

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  14. Gloria, Very interesting... About the only way we eat pomegranetes is dipped in dark chocolate. I guess we need to broaden our horizons. Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

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    1. David I think dipped in chocolate sounds delicious! Is a great idea!;)

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  15. These look delicious! I love pomegranates but I've never tried them with meringues.

    By the way I like your blog header at the moment!

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    1. Thanks Jo I think you would like is really delicious@

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  16. Beautiful & delicious - like usual!

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  17. i love pom...i had never had it until a couple years back...and now i love it...
    chocolate covered pom...is great too...smiles.

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    1. yes Brian last year I find pomegranates recipes and I made someones and now this I love it!

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  18. Red and white - so very pretty! We have to wait until November - but it is worth the wait!

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    1. Thanks Claudia yes I know you are not in season now;)

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  19. Hi Gloria,

    These meringues are so pretty in pink :D

    Zoe

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  20. Beautiful, Gloria! I just bought some pomegranate arils in the produce section. I never knew we could buy them all year round till one of my friends clued me in :)

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    1. What nice you can buy now Lizzy I know in spring is not easy find
      Here we are in fall but I wanna make this dessert because I find beautiful:)

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  21. What a beautiful recipe Gloria...I love the meringue and yes, pomegranate just make this even tastier.
    Hope you are having a wonderful week my dear :D

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  22. OMG! This is luxurious! Thanks for sharing! :DDD

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    1. Thanks dear I love the pomegranate color!

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  23. These look so pretty, Gloria. I hate fighting with pomegranates but I love the results!

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    1. Thanks Suza how you can see is other mimi's recipe.
      Yes pomegranate give dome work but try this when some you feel quiet and happy:)
      Is the best.I can't cook or bake when someone is hurry me !

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  24. This is something my son would love. He really enjoys pomegranates. i can get him to peel them for me!! He'll be home from college soon enough =)

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    1. Thanks Elsie here all love pomegranates!xxx

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  25. Those look lovely, dear!
    Are you OK and safe, Gloria? I've heard that you had an earthquake yesterday in Central Chile!

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  26. Thanks Dezzy Im ok was a little eatthquake!
    Thanks for ask Dezzy:)

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  27. ¡Otra receta deliciosa en otro plato precioso!
    ¡Ay, Gloria, cualquier día ne presento en tu casa!!!
    :-)
    Jijiji... Sí. Ya vi que Pepe se creyó que me reñías de verdad, ya...
    Besos y abrazos ( y regaños cariñosos, los que quieras).
    Hasta pronto, amiga.

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    1. Gracias Rosita.Cuando quieras vienes siempre seras bienvenida:)))
      Besos

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  28. A fabulous dessert! Fresh and luscious.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  29. Someone else posted this same recipe recently and I thought how beautiful they were. I love that beautiful red pomegranate juice running down the meringues!

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    1. Thanks Susan I dont have idea other post this:)
      Only I was in love when I saw in Manger, Mimi has amazing recipesand also I lovd pomegranates!

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  30. a delicious dessert Gloria, have a nice week, un abbraccio !

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    1. Thanks Amy ! I love meringue too!

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  32. A healthy giant added with enough deliciousness :)

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  33. Angie would love them! I'm still waiting for a blue cake.... June 14..... ;)

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    1. I know and maybe I make before this date I dont know:)
      and did you know my birthday is June 9, ? lol
      before you:)

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    2. June 9... I'll remember that.

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  34. This looks absolute delicious. Love the pomegranate with the meringues.

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  35. i love it! they are so delicious...great....a big kiss :*

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  36. Un dessert buono e molto elegante!!!!

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  37. That's a show-stopper of a dessert, Gloria. The colors...wow!

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  38. Sono stupende e tanto, tanto golose! Bravissima, Gloria! :) Un abbraccio e buon weekend :**

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  39. Such an elegant dessert. Well done, Gloria!

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  40. i can't believe i went so long without experiencing pomegranates! this is a lovely way to use them. :)

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  41. I made meringues for the first time only recently. I love, love, love this pomegranate variation!

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  42. Hi Gloria,
    I love pomegranate and your dessert looks divine!

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  43. Que preciosidad Gloria!! un postre maravilloso y delicioso, me encantan las granadas. Besos

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  44. I love pomegranates, but have never put them in a recipe before. THis looks great!

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  45. ¡Eres una artesana de la repostería! :-)

    Saludos desde Londres.

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    1. Gracias Mario.me gusta la palabra artesana :)

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  46. I love the last picture, beautiful! The color from the pomegranates is so pretty!

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  47. I love the creative presentation ~ Always something new & different at your kitchen ~ Take care Gloria ~

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  48. What a beautiful meringue! Love the colour of the pomegrante seeds .

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  49. I love pomegranate and think they look beautiful on the meringues

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  50. Errr....I have sweet tooth and this looks so irresistible. Slurppp...
    Hope you're having a wonderful day dear.
    Blessings, kristy

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  51. This looks spectacular! I just made my first meringue dessert which I should be posting later today after years of thinking about it. Now that it doesn't scare me I will have to try this in the fall when our pomegranates (which I also love) are here.

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  52. These look so delicious! I need to try them! :)
    Thank you so much for your wonderful comment on my blog! I love your blog and can't wait to see more yummy food on here :)

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  53. Awww you are really sweet dear thanks so much and Im happy for you and Keith!:)

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