An outstanding decadent dessert, that literally melts in your mouth.
At first it may seem a complicated recipe, but once you understand what you have to do it is really really easy. The most important thing is to have good quality egg whites, so when you separate make sure no yolks get in the whites otherwise they won't whip well.
Once the meringue gets cold you just have to assemble everything and it's done in a matter of minutes. This is the kind of dessert perfect for a family reunion or friends gathering.
Everybody will definitely enjoy this memorable dessert, that's for sure.
You Will Need
Preheat your oven to 300 F (150C) and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
Spoon the meringue out onto the prepared baking tray and using a spatula, shape it in form of an A4 size rectangle.
Drain the cans of peaches reserving the syrup from 1 can. In case you bought a larger can reserve about 1/2 cup of syrup. Cut each peach half in 3 or 4 slices.
Take the meringue and hazelnuts out of the oven and leave to cool. Smash the toasted hazelnuts.
Whip the cream with the sifted icing sugar and the vanilla seeds or vanilla extract until it forms smooth, soft peaks.
Start assembling the meringue: Place the Meringue on your serving plate and sprinkle half of the toasted hazelnuts on top of it. Spoon half of the whipped cream over and then drizzle with some chocolate sauce. Place the peach slices over the top. Add the rest of the whipped cream and chocolate sauce. In the end sprinkle another round of hazelnuts and orange zest.
Serve immediately. It is amazing. Enjoy everybody.