Miniature versions of the Boccone Dolce are always a hit at parties with no messy cake cutting . Cousins of the Pavlova dessert they are slightly crunchy meringue baskets filled with Chantilly Cream, Berries and Chocolate Ganache. Yum!
I had a ton of leftover egg whites from another dessert and what’s better use for egg whites than these refreshingly delicious and light on the tongue Boccone Dolce’s?
If you remember the cake, you will notice that these meringues are much whiter in color then the above-mentioned cake. That is because I used my countertop oven to bake the meringue which goes as low as 150F if needed. It takes more time to dry them, but the reward for your patience is the snow-white color of the meringues. If you don’t really care if it’s that white or not, you can dry them at 200F, or even 220F (these are more cream colored than white) for less time.
You don’t want to make the baskets too small or they will absorb the moisture from the cream too quickly and become neither crunchy, nor soft (like Pavlova), but kind of soggy, so stick to the size mentioned in the recipe.