Chocolate Easter Meringue-Bake

Freshline's chocolate-flavoured hot-cross buns make a great base for a fun family dessert this Easter.

Difficulty

Prep Time

10 minutes

Cooking Time

30 minutes

Serves

Serves: 5

Ingredients

  • 6 SPAR Freshline chocolate-flavoured hot-cross buns, split in half
  • 25 ml SPAR soft margarine
  • 300 ml SQUILLO chocolate-flavoured milk
  • 2 large SPAR eggs, separated
  • 2 ml vanilla essence
  • 30 ml SPAR white sugar

Method

  1. Generously spread each bun-half with margarine. Cut into cubes and fit them snugly into an oven-proof dish.
  2. Set the oven to 190 ºC.
  3. Combine the milk, egg yolks and essence. Pour over the bun-cubes, and set aside to soak for 15 minutes.
  4. Bake in pre-heated oven for 25 minutes. Remove from oven and set aside. Reduce oven temperature to 160 ºC.
  5. Whisk the egg whites until soft peaks form, then begin to slowly beat in the white sugar to achieve a stiff glossy meringue. Spread to cover the baked pudding, then place in the oven, for 8 - 10 minutes to brown attractively.
  6. Serve very warm.

Hints & Tips

QUICKIE SWEET OPTION Instead of the meringue topping, arrange 8-10 marshmallow Easter eggs in a single layer across the top, and return to the 160 º C oven for 5 - 7 minutes.

Recommended accompaniment: SPAR fresh chocolate custard