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Toast the hazelnuts in a frying pan and then put them through a blender.
Whip the egg whites until stiff, pouring the sugar in very slowly at the end.
Next add the icing sugar and ground hazelnuts, and fold in using a spatula.
Spread the meringue mixture over a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for about 1 hour at gas mark 3-4 /110°.
Leave the meringue to cool down.
When ready to serve, cook the cherries, either stoned or unstoned, in a frying pan with a little sugar and 4 tablespoons of water, until they start to caramelise.
Spread the cherries over the meringue and serve with or without ice cream. To save time, you can make the meringues 2 to 3 days in advance and store them in a dry container.