4 April 2015

Meringue & Passionfruit nest (Nidos de merengue con maracuyá)











The last Easter dessert! Meringue nest with  passionfruit curd, and you have a little treat !

Source: Eating well





Ingredients meringue nests

3 large eggs white(at room temperature)
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
3/4 cup superfine sugar (caster sugar)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Method

Separate one egg at a time into a small ball, letting the white fall into the ball and reserve in other bowl the yolk.
It's  whites are yolk free  transfer to a medium mixing bowl .

Add cream of tartar to the whites and beat with an electric mixer on medium high speed until soft peaks form.
Slowly add sugar about 1 tablespoon at a time, until all the sugar is added.
Continue beating until the whites are stiff and glossy. Add vanilla and beat 30 seconds more.

Position racks in the upper and lower thirds of the oven  Preheat to 110° C (200° F) Line a baking sheets with parchment paper. 
Transfer the meringue to a pastry bag qnd pipe 5 or 6 rounds.
 Bake the nests until dry and crisp throughout about 1 1/2 hour Turn the oven off and leave the merigue until are cool.
Remove from the oven and place in a work surface.


 Passionfruit curd                                                                                                           
3 yolks
1/2 cup of sugar
1 tablespoon of lemon juice
1/4 cup passionfruit puree or nectar
 1/2 cup of butter (1 stick) cubed

Method
In a saucepan combine the yolks with the passionfruit puree and 1/2 cup of sugar and 1 tablespoon of lemon juice.
Cook over to low heat  whisking until the sugar dissolves.
Add the butter and cook  until thickened about 8 minutes.
Put the passionfruit curd into a bowl and refrigerate and chilled.
                                                                                 
Note: The meringues are best served and eaten as soon are they are filled. They will  become soggy if allowed to sit to long













En español

Nidos de merengue con salsa de maracuyá











Hice estos pequeños nidos de merengue como algo especial para Semana Santa.
Hay que tener paciencia con los merengues y a horno muy suave, pero vale la pena!
La salsa de maracuya le da un toque tambien se puede hacer con crema de limón.


Ingredientes 
nidos de merengue
3 claras de huevo
1/4 cucharadita cremor tártaro
3/4 taza de azúcar en polvo
1/2 cucharadita extracto de vainilla

Preparación
Separar las claras de las yemas de a un huevo por vez.
Fijandose que no caiga nada de yema en las claras.
Dejar las yemas aparte para la crema de maracuyá.
Batir en un bol mediano las claras y agregar el cremor tártaro.
Batir a velocidad mediana hasta que se formen los merengues.Agregar el azúcar de a una cucharada por vez y continuar batiendo.
Hasta que el merengue tenga una consistencia sólida y brillante.
Finalmente agregar la 1/2 cucharadita de vainilla y batir un poco más.
Prender el horno a 110°c .
Preparar una bandeja de horno con papel mantequilla.
Usando una manga plástica con una boquilla hacer 5 o 6 nidos.
Cocinar hasta que esten secos y crujientes durante 1 hora y 1/2 en lo posible no abrir el hono.
Cuando esten listos apagar y  dejar enfriar un rato.

Si no se van a servir de inmediato no rellenarlos porque se humedecen y pierden forma. rellenarlos justo antes de servir.

Crema de maracuyá

3 yemas
1/2 taza de azúcar
1/4 taza de maracuyá en salsa o congelada
1/2 taza de mantequilla en cubos
1 cucharada dejugo de limón

Preparación

En un sarten mezclar las yemas con la salsa de maracuyá a fuego suave.Agregar mezclando 1/2 taza de azucar y el jugo de limon.

Cocinar hasta que el azúcar se disuelva y finalmente agregar la mantequilla.
Cocinar unos 8 minutos siempre revolviendo.
Poner en un bol y dejar enfriar antes de rellenar los nidos.
Solo rellenar ANTES de servir para que no se humedzca el merengue.

81 comments:

  1. Happy Easter Gloria..I love the specks in passion fruit!

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    1. Happy Easter dear Monique!! and thanks by coming!!
      xoxo

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  2. I love passion fruit. This dessert looks fabulous. Happy Easter to you and your family:)

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    1. Thanks Geraldine! Happy Easter to you!!

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  3. This is lovely! Such a perfect treat for Easter!
    Happy Easter!

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  4. I know I would love this one!

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  5. Lovely and yummy!

    Happy Easter Gloria!

    Alessandra

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  6. I love meringue ...and passion fruit !
    Happe easter Gloria !

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  7. Happy Easter Gloria!
    The passionfruit meringue dessert looks magically delicious!

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  8. Happy Easter Gloria! This looks delicious and so perfect for this time of the year.

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  9. Looks yummy, Gloria...A very Happy Easter to You and Yours!

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    1. Thanks dear Louise!!
      Hope you had a lovely Easter!!

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  10. That is a very pretty dessert and perfect for the day! Happy Easter!

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    1. Thanks Betsy! Hope you had a Happy Easter!

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  11. Gloria, This meringue and passionfruit nest is very cute and very inventive! We've never done much with passionfruit either, so this would be a good place to start. Have a nice Easter Day! Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

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    1. Thanks David ! Hope you had a lovely Easter!!

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  12. Complimenti , queste deliziose meringhe al passion- fruit sono uno spettacolo!
    Bravissima!!!
    Happy Easter Gloria!
    Un abbraccio e felice domenica!
    Laura<3<3<3

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    1. Grazie Laura I hope you had a Buona Pasquua!

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  13. How perfect for Easter! I love meringue! Happy Easter! xx

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    1. Thanks Adam!!
      Hope you and your fiancee had a Happy Easter!

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  15. Una golosa e raffinata preparazione, complimenti Gloria, sempre bravissima!!! Buona Pasquetta!!!

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  16. Easter eggs on display, sure a great added touch and perfect for the day

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  17. Como me gusta el maracuya y tu postre se ve delicioso.....aca no encuentro bueno y fresco.....me lo como virtualmente!!.....Abrazotes, Marcela

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    1. Gracias Marcela, me encanta el maracuyá!! besos

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  18. Hope your holiday was wonderful, Gloria! I love passion fruit…these meringues look amazing! Would love to make them!

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  19. They look so cute & festive Gloria.

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  20. Hola Gloria, que lindos te quedaron estos niditos. Tienen una pinta impresionante con esa salsita de maracuyá.
    acá no consigo... snif :(
    Te mando un abrazo grande. Espero que hayas tenido unas bonitas Pascuas.

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    1. Gracias Natrhy!! Espero que lo hayan pasado bien con la Alba !
      Ya está mas grand ey preciosa.
      La vi en Facebbok!
      Que raro que no encuentres maracuyá. Pensé que llegaba congelado.
      De Per+u exportan mucho.
      Yo ocupo el de Guallarauco, es super bueno viene congelado.
      Que pena que no te puedo mandar!
      besos

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  21. Questo dolce è incantevole, bravissima :)
    Sono in ritardo per gli auguri di Pasqua, ma ti abbraccio e ti mando un grande bacio.

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    1. Grazie Daniela I hope you had a buona pasqua, un bacio cara!!

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  22. A beautiful and yummy treat for Easter.... :) Belated Easter wishes.... :)

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  23. Quelle jolie idée ! J'ai moi aussi utilisé cette année le fruit de la passion dans l'un de mes desserts de Pâques ... C'est à la fois beau et bon, la chair de fruit de la passion ...
    Bises
    hélène

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    1. Merci beaucoup Helene, Je aime le fuit de la passion, a bientot!

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  24. Oh, yummy, Gloria! What a wonderful idea and such a pretty desert.
    Amalia
    xo

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  25. Un régal et c'est superbe ! belle journée

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    1. Merci beaucoup Josephine, a bientot!

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  26. Anything with meringue is a winner in my books! And the passionfruit curd looks fabulous.

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  27. Wow...such beautiful, dainty little treats...just perfect for Easter!
    xoxoxo

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  28. Passion fruit is a great balance to the sweetness of the meringue!

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    1. Yes is true like the lemon curd Barbara!
      xo

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  29. what a lovely and sweet nest ! have a good week, un abbraccio !

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  30. Another treat I have never tried! This looks delicious! And so beautiful. You are so creative! :)
    ~Jess

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  31. What a wonderful idea for an Easter dessert! Your meringue nests are perfect! And there are so many filling options :) Hope you had a wonderful holiday. xo

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    1. Thanks Lizzy hope you had a wonderful holiday too dear!!
      xoxo

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    1. Look who come to dinner!:))
      I love passionfruit too!

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  33. This is the most beautiful treat. So delicate and colourful and pretty. What a sweet idea, Gloria. Very creative!

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  34. Me encanta Gloria!! estoy deseando probarla...Besos

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