About this recipe:This meringue is wonderful. It doesn't flatten and has a gorgeous vanilla flavour.
100ml (4 fl oz) water
2 tablespoons caster sugar
1 tablespoon cornflour
3 egg whites
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 pinch salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
6 tablespoons caster sugar
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Method Prep:15min › Ready in:15min
In a small saucepan, combine water, 2 tablespoons sugar and cornflour. Cook over low heat until clear, stirring constantly. Remove from heat.
In a large glass or metal bowl, beat egg whites, cream of tartar and salt until mixture is foamy. Mix in vanilla, then gradually add the 6 tablespoons sugar, beating constantly until meringue forms soft peaks. Gradually pour in cornflour mixture, beating until stiff. Spread over top of pie and seal to the crust. Brown in oven.