Meringue Rose Pops Recipe
Meringue Rose Pops are beautiful rose-shaped and rose-flavored meringues, sandwiched with chocolate. They're the perfect romantic candy!
- Serves: 8 persons
- 2egg whites (at room temperature)
- ¼teaspoon cream of tartar
- ½cup sugar
- 1to 2 teaspoons rose water
- 1drops pink food coloring (more or less for desired color)
- 8ounces dark chocolate (finely chopped)
Step 1Gather the ingredients.
Step 2Preheat the oven to 200 F. Place the room temperature egg whites in the clean bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment. (Alternately, you can use a large bowl and a hand mixer with whisk attachments.)
Step 3Turn the mixer to medium-high speed and beat until the egg whites are foamy. Turn the mixer off, add the cream of tartar, and beat again on medium-high until the whites have turned an opaque white color and just hold soft peaks.
Step 4At this point, start adding the sugar a few spoonfuls at a time with the mixer running. Adding the sugar slowly helps it incorporate and prevents the meringue from becoming grainy. Continue to beat the egg whites until they are very thick, glossy, and a shiny white color.
Step 5When you stop the mixer and lift the whisk out of the whites, the whites should have a very stiff peak. This process will take about 5-10 minutes in a stand mixer.
Step 6Add 1 teaspoon rose water and a drop or two of pink coloring. Gently stir together until the flavor and color is well-distributed. Taste the meringue, and add additional flavoring or color as necessary, until you have a nice rose flavor and soft pink color.
Step 7Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper. Scoop your meringue mixture into a piping bag fitted with a large , open star tip. (I used a 1M tip from Wilton.)
Step 8Hold the piping bag at a 90-degree angle above the parchment paper. Using firm and even pressure, make a swirl, starting in the center and looping around the middle once or twice to form a rose shape. If you loop around once, you'll make a smaller rose, and if you loop around twice, you'll make a large rose about 2 1/2" in diameter. The pops in the picture are the larger size. Repeat until you've used all the meringue. This recipe makes about 16 large roses, enough for 8 large rose pops.
Step 9Bake the meringues in the preheated oven for an hour and a half. After 90 minutes, turn the oven off, keep the door closed, and allow the meringues to sit until completely cool, about 1 hour.
Step 10Once the meringues are crisp and room temperature, carefully remove them from the parchment paper.
Step 11Place the dark chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave it in 30-second increments until melted, stirring every 30 seconds to prevent overheating.
Step 12Spread a spoonful of dark chocolate on the bottom of a meringue, and place a lollipop stick or paper straw in the chocolate.
Step 13Top with a second meringue to make a sandwich. Repeat until all of the meringues are sandwiched together on sticks.
Step 14Refrigerate the tray briefly to set the chocolate. Don’t leave the pops in the refrigerator, as the humidity might soften them. For the best taste and texture, serve these Meringue Rose Pops on the same day they are made. If you need to store them, they can be kept in a low-humidity environment in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week.