Just the ticket for giving out to friends who come caroling.
4 egg whites
200g castor sugar
Pinch of cream of tartar
400g of mint dark chocolate
3-4 drops of peppermint flavouring.
Add the egg whites to a bowl and add the peppermint, cream of tartar and whisk, when they are forming peaks add half the castor sugar and whisk till they form stiff peaks.
Add the rest of the castor sugar, mix and then spoon out into a Teflon baking sheet.
Cook for 1 1/2 hours at gas mark 1/4 or 107 degrees C
Melt the chocolate and cover the surface of the meringue and allow to set.
Makes around 12.