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  • Coffee Snow Balls


    Coffee Snow BallsRecipe and Image Douwe Egberts (

    Serve this as a delicate dessert accompanied by freshly whipped cream and seasonal berries.

    Coffee Snow Balls

    Prep Time: 10 minutes

    Cook Time: PT2 to 3H

    Yield: Makes 2 large ones or 3 smaller ones


    • 3 large egg whites,
    • 175g equal quantities of caster sugar and icing sugar, sifted together
    • A pinch salt
    • 1 tsp Douwe Egberts Pure Gold coffee, sifted finely using a tea strainer
    • 1 tbsp chopped walnuts, (optional


    1. In a grease free mixing bowl using an electric whisk whisk up the egg whites until the mixture stands in stiff glossy peaks.
    2. Gradually fold in the sugars and salt a table spoon at the time. Continue whisking until very stiff and shiny.
    3. Line a baking tray with parchment paper. Fold the coffee into the meringue to give a marbled effect, Using two spoons make either 2 or 3 even sized meringues and sprinkle over nuts if using.
    4. Bake in the oven110C or gas mark 1/4 for 2- 3 hours until crisp and firm, (the longer you cook them the crispier they will be in the centre) but still white in colour. Cool on a tray. Peel off the parchment paper and serve, Store the cooked meringues in an air tightbox.

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