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Meringue Easter Nest

Crisp meringue and smooth silky chocolate ganache provide the perfect little nest for your favourite Lindt Easter chocolates.

Makes 5 nests (8cm Ø)

15-30 minutes

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  • 50g Egg whites (from about 2 eggs)
  • 65g Caster sugar
  • 35g Icing sugar, sifted


  • Chocolate Ganache
  • 90g Lindt DESSERT Premium Dark  
  • 90ml Cream 
  • 20g Glucose 
  • 20g Butter, unsalted 
  • Splash Amaretto (optional)
  • Lindt Easter chocolates to fill 

You can flavour the ganache with anything you desire. Zest of citrus, a dash of Limoncello or Amaretto…


  • 1

    For the meringue

    • Preheat the oven to 80°C

  • 2


    • The eggwhites and half of the caster sugar in the bowl of your electric mixer and whisk attachment until stiff peaks form.

  • 3


    • Add the rest of the caster sugar one teaspoon at a time. 

  • 4


    • All sugar is incorporated and the mixture is stiff, take off the machine and gently fold in the icing sugar.

  • 5


    • Meringue mix into a piping bag with a star nozzle.

  • 6


    • Five 8cm circles on the back of some baking paper.

      Turn paper around to the clean side and pipe nests by starting in the middle to create a base, then circular motion to the edges of the circle to form the side.

  • 7

    Bake or dry

    • For about 3 hours with the door slightly ajar.

  • 8

    To make the ganache

    • Combine the cream and glucose in a saucepan and bring to the boil.

      Add the chocolate and mix until smooth and glossy.

      Add butter and stir in.

      Mix in flavour if using.

      Set aside to cool.

  • 9


    • Fill each nest with chocolate ganache and top with Lindt Easter chocolates.


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