If there is one sweet thing I never grow tired of, it would be meringue. I love how meringue can be turned into a pavlova, mini nest, roulade, layer cake, bite sized nibbles and also a traybake. In this recipe, I have created an Easter meringue creme egg traybake. A crisp shell of meringue with a chewy centre layered with vanilla whipped cream, chopped creme eggs, mango puree and melted chocolate sauce. It’s the kind of dessert that appeals to all ages and would also be a perfect way to use up any leftover Easter chocolates. Just chop and sprinkle for decoration or melt them down for the chocolate sauce.
This is going to be my Easter themed desert of choice for 2017 and it takes very little time to prepare. The longest part is the baking of the meringue in the oven (1 hour), which I like to do the day before decorating – but you could prepare the meringue a few days in advance as long as it is wrapped well. The only other jobs to do are to lightly whip the cream, melt the chocolate and chop up your creme eggs. I like to add a few mini eggs too for added crunch. For the mango puree, I use tinned mango pulp so no blitzing is required!
You have probably noticed how popular creme eggs have become in Easter themed desserts in recent years, especially if you are a Pinterest user or a food blogger. So I thought it was about time I joined in with my Easter meringue creme egg traybake. But, if you haven’t seen any creme egg based desserts before I have listed some real treats below for you to check out:
Creme egg nutella pizza – Feeding Boys
Creme egg caramel shortbread – Kerry Cooks
Creme egg Scottish tablet – Foodie Quine
Creme egg macarons – Emily’s Recipes & Reviews
Creme egg pancakes – Foodie Quine
Creme egg chocolate bark – Kerry Cooks
Creme egg bundt cake – Supper in the Suburbs
Creme egg Bakewell tart – Emily’s Recipes & Reviews
Creme egg rice crispy cakes – Kerry Cooks
Creme egg nachos – Recipe from a Pantry
Creme egg cookies – Fab Food 4 All