Mini meringues

    1 hour

    This meringue recipe is very quick and versatile. Substitute 1 dessertspoon instant coffee or 1 1/2 tablespoons cocoa powder for the vanilla if you like. Sandwich them together with whipped cream, or melted chocolate.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 2 egg whites
    • 100g caster sugar
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:1hr 

    1. Preheat oven to 150 degrees C/300 degrees F/Gas Mark 2. Line a baking tray with non-stick baking paper.
    2. In a large clean bowl, beat egg whites until stiff. Gradually beat in sugar until a little of the mixture between your thumb and forefinger feels smooth, not gritty. Stir in vanilla. Pipe or spoon small portions onto tray and bake for 35 minutes, or until dry but not browned. Turn off the oven but leave meringues to cool down completely inside it.

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    Worked like a dream. I had 4 egg whites left over from making creme brulé and this was the best thing I could have done with them (I hate throwing them away). Very versatile, I used a mix of castor sugar and brown as I didn't have enough. Still they came out perfect. Yummy with icecream  -  21 Dec 2011


    Perfect every time! My daughter made them to take to work and they thought she was an ace cook!!!  -  24 Jul 2012


    Amazing recipe - the perfect meringue first time, and I've never made meringues before! Crunchy outside, chewy inside. I tried it with the cocoa too - doesn't hold its shape when you pipe it as the cocoa makes it denser, but still delicious and the cocoa takes away some of the sweetness too. I definitely recommend this recipe!  -  20 Aug 2013