Light Meringue Cake

POLISH VERSION
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I just love the recipes from Moje Wypieki :)
I think I’ve never been disappointed with any of them!
I remember when Dorota, the owner of Moje Wypieki, announced she would have her own cooking book published. I knew I had to have it on my shelf, I just knew it. Someone may say that the recipes are basically the same as those that can be found online but… a book is a book :) You can hold it in your hands, feel how heavy it is, smell it (!) while turning the pages… Dirtying it while baking is only a matter of time, I’m sure of it… That’s the beauty of a book :)

This Meringue Cake is something I found in the mentioned book.
I’m calling it a meringue cake but the truth is, it has nothing to do with meringue! I mean, it’s made like one but the taste does not resemble meringue at all!
Mum said it tasted like poppy cake… For my aunt it was more like a fruitcake… Hmmm, maybe chocolate cake too? :)
I had already had a plan what to do with six yolks being left (this this you can make!).
Three things about this cake – light as a feather, delicious as… everything here :P and so easy to be done :)

Ingredients (24cm form):

  • 6 whites
  • 3/4 cup baking sugar
  • 1 cup ground hazelnuts
  • 50g prunes
  • 50g dried cranberry
  • 50g grated dark chocolate
  • 50g grated milk chocolate
  • pinch of salt

Line the bottom of the form with bakery paper.

Whip the whites with salt.
The moment it gets thick, start adding sugar spoon by spoon, gradually, still mixing. No haste :)

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Once it’s whipped, add hazelnuts, dried fruit and chocolates and stir them all in smoothly. Using a spatula may be a good idea :)

Put the mass in the form.

Bake at 170°C for 60 minutes.

Chill.

Cream:

  • 250g mascarpone
  • 6 Tbs nutella
  • 2-3 Tbs hazelnut liqueur

Stir all the ingredients.

Decorate the meringue :)

Smacznego!

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