Chilled Elderberry Soup with Coconut Meringues
The shiny black berries of the elderberry bush are bursting with useful ingredients: Vitamin C, provitamin A, B vitamins, fruit acids, essential oils, tannins and minerals strengthen the immune system and protect the cells.
As healthy as they are - you shouldn't eat the black berries raw: only when heated does the substance called Sambunigrin, which is also contained in them, decompose and can lead to stomach problems.
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
|Calorie||125 kcal||(6 %)|
|Protein||3 g||(3 %)|
|Fat||3 g||(3 %)|
|Carbohydrates||21 g||(14 %)|
|Sugar added||13 g||(52 %)|
|Roughage||4 g||(13 %)|
|Vitamin A||0.1 mg||(13 %)|
|Vitamin D||0 μg||(0 %)|
|Vitamin E||1 mg||(8 %)|
|Vitamin B₁||0 mg||(0 %)|
|Vitamin B₂||0.1 mg||(9 %)|
|Niacin||2.1 mg||(18 %)|
|Vitamin B₆||0.2 mg||(14 %)|
|Folate||10 μg||(3 %)|
|Pantothenic acid||0.1 mg||(2 %)|
|Biotin||1.5 μg||(3 %)|
|Vitamin B₁₂||0 μg||(0 %)|
|Vitamin C||10 mg||(11 %)|
|Potassium||273 mg||(7 %)|
|Calcium||36 mg||(4 %)|
|Magnesium||31 mg||(10 %)|
|Iron||1.5 mg||(10 %)|
|Iodine||4 μg||(2 %)|
|Zinc||0.2 mg||(3 %)|
|Saturated fatty acids||1.8 g|
|Uric acid||33 mg|
Separate egg (save egg yolk for another use). Beat egg white and salt with a hand mixer in a tall vessel until stiff. Sprinkle in sugar and beat well.
Use a tea strainer to sift powered sugar over mixture. Beat briefly.
Mix 2 tablespoons shredded coconut with egg whites and pour into a piping bag with a star tip.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and pipe 12 strips of meringue, each about 2-3/4" long.
Sprinkle with shredded coconut. Bake in a preheated oven at 175°F (convection: 160°F) until dry, about 2 ½ hours.
Meanwhile, rinse elderberries, drain in a sieve and pluck from the stems.
Place berries, apple juice and apple juice concentrate in a pot. Bring to a boil and cook for 10-12 minutes on low heat. Remove and set aside 4 tablespoons of the elderberries.
Puree remaining berries in the cooking liquid with an immersion blender and pass through a fine sieve into a bowl. Season to taste with liquid sweetener, let cool and refrigerate.
Cool dried meringue bars on a wire rack. Garnish chilled soup with reserved elderberries and serve with meringue bars.