Phwoar....Lovely great whopping Meringues!
These always go down well, I like them with a bit of chew in the middle and with a drizzle of chocolate and a sprinkle of pistachios. You can add all sorts of colours and flavours, rose syrup added to the whipped egg whites then sprinkled with dried rose petals are another favourite in this house. Try adding cocoa or milkshake powders for banana or strawberry flavours. You could also use golden caster sugar for a more toffee taste.
Quantities are easy to remember, for each egg white you need 60g of sugar.
Heat your oven to 140C.
Whisk the egg whites till stiff with an electric mixer, next add your sugar a tablespoon at a time, pouring it in slowly whilst still mixing. When it's all incorporated and looks beautifully glossy your done.
Pile or pipe your meringue onto baking parchment and bake for about an hour, depending on whether you want them dry or chewy.
Leave them in the oven till it has cooled, about 15-20 minutes then remove them to cool completely.