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Christmas Fruit Murang Shanti: A Delightful Mini Treat

Cherished friends, if you're looking for a scrumptious, palm-sized dessert to grace your Christmas soiree, these delightful Christmas Fruit Murang Shanti tartlets are what you're searching for! Crunchy baked meringue topped with fluffy whipped cream and vibrant fruit make this the perfect festive indulgence.

Ingredients – Makes 9 to 10 tartlets (6 cm diameter)

Meringue Cookies

  • 1 egg white (40g)
  • 40g granulated sugar
  • 40g powdered sugar
  • Almond slices, as needed

Crème Chantilly

  • 100g fresh cream
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar

Assembly

  • 5 to 10 strawberries
  • 2 kiwis
  • Alazan (large and small), as needed

Prepare

  • Draw 9 to 10 circles (6cm diameter) on the back of the parchment paper.
  • If your baking sheet is small, bake in two batches.
  • Fit a star nozzle into a piping bag.
  • Preheat the oven to 100°C (212°F).

Meringue Cookies

  1. Place the egg white in a bowl, and whisk until foamy.
  2. Gradually add the granulated sugar in 4 parts, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Whip until peaks form using a hand mixer at high speed.
  3. Carefully sift in the powdered sugar using a tea strainer and gently fold in with a rubber spatula.
  4. Transfer the mixture into the piping bag and pipe 6 cm circles onto the parchment paper.
  5. Pipe around the edge of each circle to create the sides.
  6. Sprinkle almond slices onto the edges.
  7. Bake at 100°C (212°F) for 2 hours, then leave it in the oven for an additional 30 minutes to cool down.
  8. Transfer meringue cookies to an airtight container with a desiccant.

Crème Chantilly

  1. Combine fresh cream and granulated sugar in a bowl, and whisk over ice water until stiff and fluffy.

Assembly

  1. Clean the strawberries, remove stems, and pat dry. Cut them in half or use them whole, depending on your preference.
  2. Slice kiwis into 5mm rounds and remove the peel. Use a holly-shaped cutter to create festive shapes.
  3. Top each meringue cookie with a teaspoon of crème chantilly and arrange strawberries and kiwi on top.
  4. Position one large Alazan between the strawberry and kiwi and scatter small Alazan around the fruit.

Feast and Enjoy

These elegant mini meringue tartlets make for a stunningly sweet addition to any Christmas gathering. Their light, airy texture ensures they're easy on the stomach, so your guests can enjoy them alongside the more substantial festive dishes. Merry baking and savoring, friends!

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