Pairing beautifully with a range of flavours, our award-winningrooibos is an easy way to put an exotic twist on even the most classic desserts. Withred espresso, one shot is all you need to infuse your dessert with the essence of rooibos.
These meringues take on a nutty, caramel flavour with the colour to match.
Place red espresso rooibos and castor sugar in a small pot and bring to a boil. Stir to dissolve sugar. Allow to boil quite vigorously for three to five minutes to form a thick syrup. Remove from heat and allow to cool completely
Using an electric beater, whisk egg whites with salt and cream of tartar until soft peaks form. With the motor running, slowly add the syrup and continue to whisk until the mixture is thick and glossy, and all the syrup has been incorporated. If you turn the bowl over, the meringue shouldn’t budge
Fold in the cranberries. Spoon mixture onto lined baking trays and bake for an hour and a half, or until the meringue shells have set. Turn off the oven and leave the door closed until completely cool
Sprinkle with cranberries and almonds, and dust with icing sugar before serving
Recipe development and styling by Peta Suzanne Oshry Photography by Kate Cozens