CHOCOLATE SWIRL MERINGUES
1 Preheat the oven to 180°C, and line a baking tray with greaseproof paper. 2 Whisk the egg whites using an electric mixer until stiff Prep time 10 mins Cooking time 1 hour 30 mins plus cooling time Makes 12-18 3 extra-large egg whites 200g caster sugar 1 tsp vanilla extract 80g dark chocolate, melted peaks form. Gradually add the caster sugar, beating continuously until the mixture is thick and glossy and the sugar has dissolved. 3 Beat in the vanilla, then gently swirl in the chocolate so that the mixture is streaky. 4 Pipe or spoon the mixture on to the baking tray and bake for 30 minutes. 5 Turn the oven off and leave meringues in the oven for an hour. Remove from the oven and cool on a wire rack.