Meringues

  • Prep Time: 10 - 15 minutes (30 with duck eggs)
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Makes: About 24, depending on size

Ingredients

  • 4 egg whites
  • 150 g sugar
  • 150 g castor sugar
  • Flavouring - a few drops of vanilla or almond essence.

Method

  1. Pre-heat oven to 120 ÂșC
  2. Beat egg whites until stiff.
  3. Gradually add sugar; beat until dissolved and the mixture is stiff.
  4. Slowly fold in castor sugar.
  5. Add flavouring.
  6. Place in spoonfuls on a tray lined with grease proof (brown) paper or a silicone baking matt.
  7. Bake for about 1 hour, depending on size.

Best served: Warm (straight from baking) or room temperature

Preparation Notes

Duck egg whites take much longer to stiffen, but taste excellent.

Storage

  • Storage: Air tight container at room temperature
  • Freezer: No
  • Reheat: No
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