400 ml Can coconut cream
400g Can chickpeas
1 cup Castor sugar 220g
1 tbsp Corn flour
1 tsp Vanilla extract
200g Berries of choice/figs if in season, to serve
Coconut flakes, to serve
Pistachios, to serve (optional)
2 tbsp Honey
1. Place coconut cream in the fridge and chill overnight. Drain the chickpeas, reserving the canning liquid. Place the chickpeas in an airtight container and refrigerate for another use. Chill the canning liquid for 2 hour or until cold.
2. Preheat oven to 150°C and line two baking trays with baking paper. When canning liquid is cold, transfer to a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment and whisk for 8 minutes or until mixture turns to soft peaks. Add sugar, 1 tbsp at a time, whisking constantly for 15 minutes or until sugar is completely dissolved.
3. Whisk in the cornflour. Working with about ¼ cup mixture per meringue, shape 10cm rounds onto the baking trays to make 12 meringues. Place in the oven and immediately reduce oven to 100°C. Bake for 1 hour 15 minutes or until outside of meringue is firm and crisp. Turn off oven and leave meringues to dry out in the oven for 4 hours or overnight.
4. The next day, place chilled coconut cream in a clean stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment. Whisk to stiff peaks, then turn mixer to low speed and whisk in the honey and vanilla. Spread coconut cream mixture over meringues and scatter with pistachios, coconut flakes and berries/figs.
Coconut cream can be replaced with a dollop of vanilla coconut ice-cream (COYO) topped with my salted coconut caramel sauce (see recipe on website) and fresh berries.