October 29, 2014 | Leave a comment
Ah, these are so very cute – and easy to make.
Not that Scandinavian, but we were playing around in the kitchen and we made them and we thought we’d share – seeing as it is Halloween and all that.
Sadly, not for purchase because we ate them all. They were delicious.
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- 3 large egg whites
- 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
- 140g Caster sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla sugar (we use [url href=”http://www.scandikitchen.co.uk/product/torsleff-vaniljesukker-100g/”]Tørsleffs[/url])
- 2 squares of dark chocolate
- In a clean bowl, add the egg whites and start whisking (really, you should use a mixer for this or you will be whisking for a very long time. Handy if you want very large muscly arms, though).
- When the egg white turns foamy, add the cream of tartar and whisk on high speed. When soft peaks start to appear, begin to add the sugar – little by little. Add the vanilla sugar also.
- Whisk on high speed until you have a very firm mixture. You will know it is done when you can no longer feel the sugar in the mixture (taste a little – if its really grainy, it’s not done yet).
- Turn the oven onto 150 degrees and prepare a flat baking tray with baking parchment.
- Add the mixture to a piping bag and cut a 1 1/2 cm hole at the end. Pipe out little 5-6 cm tall ‘ghosts’ – try to keep them as straight as possible or they may tilt in the oven during cooking. You will get around 20-25 ghosts from this mixture.
- Put the ghosts in the oven and immediately turn oven down to 100 degrees. Leave to bake for 1 1/2 hours – after which you turn off the oven and leave the ghosts to cool down in the oven.
- When the ghosts are completely cooled, melt the chocolate and using a little piping or plastic bag, pipe eyes and mouth on your little creations.
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