Monday, 3 October 2011

WHOPPING MERINGUES



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.

13 comments:

  1. These look beautiful! Yum!

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  2. Wow, they look really impressive. I love meringues but usually just make ordinary sized ones with no fancy stuff, I see I'm going to have to up my game!

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  3. Thanks guys, glad you like them x

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  4. We absolutely love your recipes and food pics, would be interested in submitting them on our site ?!

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  5. Wow these look fab - wishing you all the very best, loved seeing you on the show - Tuesday nights just won't be the same. xx

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  6. I made these the other day and the recipe was so easy to follow. My meringues came out perfect! thank you :o)

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  7. You're very welcome Helen, I'm so glad you made them. Did you put anything on top?

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  8. Tried this today, spent ages separating the eggs, then remembered I'd broken the electric mixer and lobbed it into the bin in a fit of rage.

    Is it actually worth trying to make meringues by hand, or will I just end up giving myself RSI? Could I heck as like get stiff peaks once I'd added the sugar, so I've ended up with some sort of bizarre meringue-flavoured traybake instead.

    Yours look much more inviting, I'll give them another go once I've got another mixer...

    P

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  9. Aw, you poor thing. It makes a good story though :-) Put one on your christmas list x

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    Hope to see you there. :)

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  11. Thanks Jo, that sounds great x

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