Another dessert perfect for Christmas Day... or any day! Light but decadently chocolately, and I mean, Baileys just screams Christmas!
Top tip: make the meringue part on Christmas Eve and then just fill and roll up on Christmas Day in 10 minutes! Totally easy and sooo delicious!
Jill Stewart (@jillbakes_)
County Antrim Foodie and Instagrammer
• For the meringue:
5 large egg whites
250g caster sugar
2 tsp cornflour
1 tsp white wine vinegar
25g cocoa powder, plus extra for dusting
• For the filling:
250ml double cream
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp Irish Cream
2 tbsp icing sugar
1 chocolate flake, crushed
Preheat oven to 160°C fan. Line a shallow 9x13 inch baking tin with baking paper.
Make sure your stand mixer bowl is completely clean and rub with a drop of white wine vinegar to remove any grease. Mix the egg whites using the whisk attachment until they hold stiff peaks (takes ~5 mins). (You could also use a large bowl and a hand mixer.)
Add the caster sugar 1 tsp at a time, whisking until the mixture is thick and glossy.
Gently fold in the cornflour, vinegar and sifted cocoa powder with a spatula until just combined.
Pour into your tin. Bake for 20-23 minutes, until the top is crisp but squishes a bit when pressed. Cool in the tin. (You can leave it overnight and decorate it the next day if you like.
Whip the cream, vanilla extract and icing sugar until it just holds its shape. Fold through the Baileys gently.
Put a large piece of baking paper on your bench and tip the meringue onto it (with a short edge facing you). Peel off the baking paper gently.
Spread the Baileys cream on top. Scatter over the crushed chocolate flake.
Score a line about an inch in from the short edge closest to you but be careful not to cut the whole way through. Then roll up the meringue using the baking paper to help to create a tight roll. Don't worry if it cracks a little - that's normal!
Transfer to a serving plate and dust with icing sugar to serve.
MEET JILL STEWART…
Jill Stewart, from Portglenone, is a true Foodie who brings her passions together to create a unique balance of both healthy dishes and sweet treats on her Instagram social media blog, Jill Bakes.
Jill is passionate about creating and sharing recipes on her Instagram platform (@jillbakes_) which are easy to follow, quick to make and not using hundreds of ingredients! And with over 50,000 followers, a lot of people are enjoying Jill’s food journey.
The County Antrim lady has been a keen baker from a very young age, learning many skills from her late Grandma who was a fantastic baker.
Jill is a regular recipe contributor for Ireland’s Homes Interiors and Living magazine.
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