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Friday, November 25

Meringues

My oldest daughter loves to cook and collect lots of sweet recipes out of magazines, she has quite the collection now.  Her favourite recipe to cook at the moment is meringues and has made them a few times now.  This week she had a request from her friends at school to make them for their break up party today, so last night after yoga, with the help from her Dad they made meringues.  This recipe is very simple, although a bit messy to pipe, and the result is a crunchy on the outside, soft on the inside meringue.  They are very very sweet but nice as a little treat and even better homemade without all the preservatives.

4 egg whites
1 cup caster sugar
Food colouring and sprinkles to decorate

1. Place egg whites, sugar and 3 drops of food colouring in an electric mixer bowl.  Beat on high speed for about 7 minutes, or until mixture is thick and glossy and sugar has dissolved.
2. Spoon meringue into a piping bag fitted with a 1.5cm fluted nozzle.  Pipe 5cm rounds, 3cm apart, onto three oven trays lined with baking paper.  Decorate with sprinkles.
3. Cook in a very slow oven (120℃) for about 45 minutes until firm.  Remove.  Cool on trays.

7 comments:

  1. Hi Catherine
    I love making meringues - I am too lazy to pipe though - I just blob them on.
    Have been experimenting with mixing choc through - delicious!!
    Or I swirl food colouring through
    They are always a hit

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  2. Oh yum! I've never tried piping meringues - I've only ever made pavlova - I love this idea - would be great to try with my girls in the holidays!

    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  3. My girl loves to make pavlova..she tried meringues recently and burnt them to a crisp. I think I will encourage her to give them another try :)

    Love that plate.

    x

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  4. I love meringues, we all love meringues in this family, it has been a long time since I baked them and it is time to do it again. Thanks for reminding me!

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  5. Who does't like meringues? What a great dad to help out in the kitchen!! Have a good weekend.

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  6. Will surely make some meringues around Xmas, did you see the cute one on Better homes and garden a little while ago?
    x

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  7. Do you know, I'm actually sitting here now catching up on your blog posts with a cuppa and a meringue in hand! Paul's Aunty gave me a big tin of them when she dropped off a gift for Sophie last weekend and I've been trying to make them last as they're so yummy. I was going to try and make some myself when they run out so thanks for sharing the recipe xx

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