Strawberry sorbet-filled pistachio kisses

Strawberry sorbet-filled pistachio kisses

By
From
Little Italy
Makes
20-24
Photographer
Jacqui Melville

Strawberries and meringue made into the perfect little mouthful. These are a bit fiddly to assemble but well worth the time. The pistachios add a lovely crunch.

Strawberry sorbet

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
500g strawberries, hulled
70ml liquid glucose
2 tablespoons icing sugar
1 vanilla pod, seeds scraped out
1/2 lemon, juiced

Pistachio kisses

Quantity Ingredient
3 egg whites
100g caster sugar
5 tablespoons icing sugar
70g ground pistachios

Method

  1. Tip the strawberries into a food processor and blend until smooth. Pass the purée through a fine sieve, pushing down on the pulp to extract as much juice as possible. Pour the strawberry juice into a small saucepan with the glucose, sugar and vanilla seeds. Stir over a gentle heat until the sugar has dissolved. Remove from the heat and stir in the lemon juice. Leave to cool completely before pouring into an ice-cream maker to churn. When it’s nearly set, transfer to freezerproof containers and freeze for 2–3 hours to set completely.
  2. For the pistachio kisses, preheat the oven to 110°C. Whisk the egg whites in a large bowl to form soft peaks. Gradually whisk in the sugar, then the icing sugar, whisking until the meringue is firm and glossy. Fold in half the ground pistachios.
  3. Take a little of the meringue mixture and drop a small blob in the corners of a baking tray. Place a piece of baking paper on top and press the corners down well. Spoon the remaining mixture into a piping bag fitted with a small plain nozzle. Pipe mini swirled meringues evenly on the baking paper until all the meringue is used up. Sprinkle the remaining pistachios on top of the kisses, then bake for 40 minutes or until crisp. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely.
  4. Sandwich a small scoop of sorbet between 2 kisses. Place in the freezer as you make them until you are ready to serve.
Tags:
Little
Italy
Italian
European
Mediterranean
snacks
bites
small
party
entertaining
tapas
entrees
cocktail
party
canape
canapé
appetiser
appetizer
mezze
meze
sharing
finger
food
bar
Back to top
    No results found
    No more results
      No results found
      No more results
        No results found
        No more results
          No results found
          No more results
            No results found
            No more results
              No results found
              No more results
              Please start typing to begin your search
              We're sorry but we had trouble running your search. Please try again