How To Make Meringues

How To Make Meringues

Meringues Recipe. Simple but sweet, classic meringues. They make the perfect base for a wide variety of delectable desserts. Relish our Meringues recipe.

INGREDIENTS

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RECIPE

Serves
12
Prep =
15m
Cook =
1h:45m
Total =
2h
Temp =
100° c  -  210° f

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.