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CDWM SA - Ep.6 - Shantel - Dessert

Shantel’s Green & Gold Sweeton Mess

Ingredients

Serves: 8 people

Preparation time: 90 min

  • 40 ml (8 tsp) oil
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1 cup (250 ml) castor sugar + extra
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) cornflour
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) white vinegar
  • 100 g (1 slab) dark chocolate, chopped
  • 250 ml cream
  • 1 tin caramel treat
  • 2 peppermint crisp chocolates
  • peppermint food colouring

Honeycomb

  • 180 ml granulated sugar
  • 4 tbsp golden syrup
  • 4 tsp water
  • 2 tsp bicarbonate of soda

Preparation method

  • Separate eggs and put yolks aside.
  • Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form.
  • Gradually add sugar, until mixture is glossy and stiff.
  • Sift corn flour over, add vinegar and chocolate and fold through.
  • Hold bowl upside down, to check if mixture is correct consistency.
  • Spread mixture on baking tray lined with baking paper and bake 30 min.
  • Reduce heat, bake for further 30 min.
  • Turn oven off and allow meringue to cool in oven.
  • Beat cream to soft peaks and mix caramel through.
  • Layer meringue, caramel mix, peppermint crisp.
  • Place in fridge to chill.

Honeycomb

  • Place syrup, sugar and water into pan, cook until sugar dissolved.
  • Bring to the boil, simmer 5 min.
  • Remove from heat, add bicarb, mixing quickly. Note: Mixture will froth up and triple in size.
  • Immediately pour into tin and leave to cool.
  • As it begins to cool, cut into bite size pieces. Break into pieces when fully set.
  • Garnish with peppermint crisp, honeycomb and a sparkler