My husband has a huge sweet tooth and guess what, both kids took after him… One of the easiest dessert that I usually prepare are meringues
simple meringues, chocolate one, filled with whipped cream and the Pavlova…now you understand the love for meringues in our house. Here are few ideas for you to try.
Fantastic berries Pavlova drizzled with dark chocolate
Mini Pavlova for a great tea time
Crushed to cover a cake.
This was my daughter 2nd birthday Fairy Castle cake….most of the decorations are made out pink meringue.
When we lived in Addis Ababa I used to have cooking classes once a week and one of the recipes that all my friends were not convinced to make on their own was the meringue one. I think there is a lot of confusion when it comes to meringue recipes.
If I look online for recipes I will find so many different ones and will feel pretty confused. My recipe is very basic you only need 2 ingredients egg whites and superfine sugar….never fail me.
I know many recipes will tell you to use cream of tartar to stabilize eggs and to make meringue harder and easier to pipe in different shape.
There are few tips that I suggest you to use
1 Use a clean and dry bowl, preferably made out of glass, ceramic or stainless steel.
2 Egg whites should be room temperature.
3 Add sugar 1 tbsp at a time (I know it takes forever but the end result will be perfect).
The biggest enemy for meringue is humidity so try to pick a day that is not too humid to try this recipe.
Lets enjoy a nice easy meringue recipe.
Follow my step by step recipe here.
Let’s start with the ingredients
200gr superfine sugar
02nos medium size egg whites
Start to beat the whites to a medium speed.
At this point the whites are soft peaks.
Let’s start to add one tablespoon of sugar at a time.
At this point increase speed to high.
Keep beating whites and adding sugar till you finish the sugar.
Insert a star nozzle in piping bag and fill it with meringue mix.
My meringues are ready for the oven.
Bake for 2 hours at 100C.
Keep the oven door slightly open.
Have fun making your meringues.