Mango Fool With Chocolate Chip And Nut Meringue Cookies
This month, the four Velveteers (Alessio, Asha, Pamela and I) set ourselves a task which I thought would be easier than the previous one. We had to come up with something sweet using 2 different types
meringue cookies
  1. I used fresh mangoes and thatu2019s really the best way to go. If your mangoes are fibrous, you can strain the purxe9e before folding in the cream. The fibre does lend the fool some texture, though.
  2. If you cannot find mangoes, you may use canned purxe9e.
  3. Powder the sugar with the cardamom seeds. Peel the mangoes and cut into pieces. Purxe9e the mango, along with the powdered sugar and lime juice till smooth.
  4. Whip the cream and chai masala, with an electric mixer, till stiff. Fold in the purxe9ed mango carefully till well mixed.
  5. Divide the mango fool equally into 4 or 6 glasses. Chill for at least 5 to 6 hours or till ready to serve.
  6. Chocolate Chip And Nut Meringue Cookies
  7. Toast the chopped almonds and csahewnuts, separately, in an oven or on the stove top till golden brown. Allow them to cool to room temperature.
  8. Beat the egg whites, with an electric beater, until theyu2019re foamy. Add the cornstarch, vanilla and vinegar and beat till the egg whites hold soft peaks. Add the sugar, a little at a time and beat well after each addition till the meringue forms stiff peaks.
  9. Add the nuts and chocolate chips and fold till mixed taking care not to deflate the meringue. Spoon the meringue into a piping bag and pipe out into 1 1/2u201d blobs on cookie sheets which lightly greased OR lined with parchment paper. You can also drop the meringue in spoonfuls.
  10. Bake the meringue cookies at 110C for about 1 1/2 hours or till theyu2019re completely dry and start turning light golden brown. Switch off the oven, open the door slightly and leave the meringue cookies to cool down inside the oven.
  11. Remove and store in an airtight container till ready to use. This recipe makes a little over 5 dozen 1 1/2u201d meringues.
  12. Serve the cardamom flavoured mango fool with these u201cnuttyu201d chocolate chip meringue cookies for a perfect summertime dessert.
Recipe Notes

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