Step 1: You will need…..
- 2 large egg whites
- Half cups sugar
- 1 electric whisk
- 1 large bowl
- 1 baking tray
- 1 spatula
- greaseproof paper
- 1 teaspoon
Step 2: Preheat the oven
Set the temperature to 100ºC (200ºF/ lowest gas mark)
Step 3: Prepare the baking tray
Lay a piece of greaseproof paper on the baking tray.
Step 4: Whip the eggs and sugar
Pour the egg whites into the bowl, add a little sugar and start to whip. Gradually, add the rest of the sugar, while continually whipping until the mixture becomes stiff and glossy.
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For this to be a success the egg whites have to be completely yolk free and all utensils very clean. Any grease or yolk will prevent the whites from whipping.
Step 6: Shape the meringues
Drop a teaspoonful of the mixture onto the baking tray. Repeat to create the individual meringues. Place each one an inch apart.
Step 7: Bake
Place the baking tray in the centre of the oven and bake for 45 minutes.
Step 8: Turn off the oven and leave
Switch the oven off and leave the meringues inside for another hour.
Step 9: Remove the meringues and cool
Take the baking tray out of the oven and leave the meringues to cool.
Step 10: Serve or keep
Once cool, the meringues are ready to serve immediately. Try taking a couple, adding some whipped cream and fresh fruits and sticking them together for a delicious sweet dessert. Or they can be stored in an airtight container for up to one week.