Date and Ginger Meringue Slice


One of the appealing things about a meringue, apart from how it miraculously transforms from an unremarkable, gooey liquid into a fluffy, glossy cloud of loveliness, is the fact that you could – just about – throw anything into it and produce a delicious cake. This one has ground almonds and dates in it, crystallized ginger, orange peel, macadamia and walnuts. Perfect for a Passover dessert really, since it’s void of any flour and raising agents. It’s aromatic and its sweet, sticky fruitiness will guarantee its swift disappearance.

  • egg whites, 4
  • sugar, 1 cup
  • orange zest, 1 tsp (or lemon zest)
  • ground almonds, 3 tbsp
  • dates, 1/2 cup, chopped
  • coconut shavings, 3 tbsp (optional)
  • crystallized ginger, 2/3 cup
  • orange peel, 1/4 cup
  • macadamia and walnuts, to total 1 cup
  1. Whisk the egg whites till they’re fluffy and almost stiff
  2. Add the zest, then sugar, a few tablespoons at a time and continue whisking
  3. Using a spatula, fold in all the rest of the ingredients
  4. Bake in a preheated 350F oven for about 30-35 mins
  5. Remove, cool, slice and be transported to heaven!

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February 28, 2009. Tags: . Baked Goods, Cakes, Desserts, Passover.

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