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Dec 23, 2013 09:11 AM

help me use up 12 egg whites!

searching for ideas - want to use as many as possible in one recipe. I have a chocolate mousse recipe but only uses 2 for serving 4. I looked at Smitten Kitchen s'mores cake - but that only uses 4. Hoping you can help!

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    1. Meringues? Doesn't use up all 12 but will use up some!

      ETA: I like to add chocolate chips to mine.

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      1. re: juliejulez

        I forgot about meringue cookies - thanks for suggesting it. I
        never added the chocolate chips but I like the idea - do they melt?

        1. re: smilingal

          Not really... they get a bit soft while cooking of course but harden back up... the temp you bake the meringues at is so low I guess it's not high enough to totally melt them. I've also seen recipes that add cocoa powder to the egg whites to make the extra chocolatey.

      2. Peppermint Meringues - A Christmas treat in our household for some 40+ years.

        8 egg whites
        1/2 teaspoon salt
        1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
        3 cups sugar
        2 cups (2 packages) semi-sweet chocolate chips
        2 teaspoons peppermint extract

        Beat egg whites until foamy, adding salt & cream of tarter.

        Beat until they hold a peak.

        Gradually add sugar, beating after each addition.

        Fold in chocolate chips.

        Drop (2 tablespoons) onto parchment paper.

        Bake 300F about 25 minutes until slightly brown. Remove from paper after cooling and keep in tin box to keep them dry.

        Makes about 6 dozen (recipe can be halved). (rotate clockwise)

        1. Pavlova. Its basically a big meringue cake. The last time I made one I think I used 9 whites

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          1. re: autumm

            So delicious and unique. My daughter who lives in New Zealand now made one for me when she was here in April.
            It is NZ.'s *national* desert. Then she served it with freshly whipped sweetened cream and fresh sweetened berries.

          2. Rose Levy Beranbaum's Chocolate angel cake!