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chewy meringues on a plate with strawberries

Meringues

These are crisp and chewy Meringues guaranteed to please a crowd. Perfect for easy entertaining and outdoor eating.

Course Dessert
Cuisine English
Keyword meringues
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 139 kcal

Ingredients

  • 3 large egg whites
  • 200 grams caster sugar
  • 7 grams cornflour
  • ¼ tsp cream of tartar

Instructions

  1. Pre heat your oven to 110° C/225°F/Gas Mark 1. Separate your 3 egg whites into a clean mixing bowl. Whisk the egg whites and cream of tartar until frothy and white. About 4 minutes.

  2. Add the corn flour to the 200 grams/7 ozs sugar and mix before adding a heaped tbsp at a time to the meringue as you whisk. The meringue will start to thicken, whiten and become shiny. The whole whisking for the second time takes about 3-4 minutes in a free standing mixer at speed 5-6. Whatever you are using when it becomes very thick and shiny it is ready. The whisk should leave a peak when removed that does not move.

  3. Spoon onto a lined baking tray 9 individual meringues. Use your spoon to make them look as you want. I like to try and make a peak on the top.

  4. Bake for an hour and ten minutes before removing carefully onto a wire rack to fully cool. Give them a few minutes to cool on the baking tray before using a flat bladed knife or thin spatula to remove onto the wire rack.

  5. Apply to Meringue Moustached Face

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Recipe Notes

All Nutritional Information is a guide only.

  • Separate your egg whites into a mug each time before placing in your mixing bowl. This way if your yolk breaks then it does not ruin the whole amount of separated whites. If the yolk does break and mix in to the whites then it is best to not use and rinse out the mug and use a fresh egg. Even a small amount of egg yolk in a egg white will prevent the whites whipping up thickly.
  • Make sure your bowl and whisk are very clean. i.e no grease
  • Do not let any yolk get into the whites.
  • Make sure to whisk until the mixture is very thick and stiff. If you lift the whisk out the mixture it completely stays in a peak.
  • Bake at 110 C/275 F/Gas Mark 1 for an hour only.
  • Use refined caster sugar (standard white caster sugar)- you can use unrefined but the crust will be thicker and the meringues more of a golden colour. Only add 1 tsp of cornflour
  • If you want to add another egg white for an extra 2 or so meringues then simply add another 50 grams/1.8 ozs of sugar.

 

Nutrition Facts
Meringues
Amount Per Serving
Calories 139
% Daily Value*
Sodium 27mg1%
Potassium 26mg1%
Carbohydrates 33g11%
Sugar 33g37%
Protein 1g2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.