Monday, 19 November 2012

Pretty Pastel Meringue Kisses Recipe

These pretty little pastel coloured meringue kisses are a breeze to make, they are totally scrumptious and guaranteed to be loved by everyone who tries them.  Even my little sister who thought she hated meringues loved these.

If I am eating meringue by itself, as opposed to making meringue to include in a dessert such as Eton Mess, I prefer the meringue to be slightly chewy in the middle. If however, you are after totally crisp little meringues you may need to bake the meringue kisses for a little longer.


Bare in mind that for ease you will need as many piping bags/piping tips as meringue colours.  Here I have used pink, party green and baby blue food colouring pastes.

I drizzled and dipped a few meringues in melted chocolate once completely cool, they tasted extraordinarily delicious.

You could also sprinkle the meringues with lustre dust before or after baking to create a shimmery, festive look.


Meringue Kisses

Makes around 40 Meringues
5 x medium egg whites
1/2 tsp cream of tartar
225g caster sugar
1 tsp vanilla paste
food colouring pastes

Piping bags fitted with a plain round tip

Preheat the oven to 110C.

Line two baking trays baking paper and set aside.

Beat the egg whites in a large bowl with an electric mixer on a medium speed until frothy.
Add the cream of tartar and beat until soft peaks form.

Increase the speed of the mixer to medium-high. Add the sugar 1 tablespoon at a time, beating until the sugar is dissolved and stiff peaks form.

Beat in the vanilla paste and separate the mixture into separate bowls to colour.

Add a drop or two of food colouring paste to each bowl and beat until the colour is even.

Fill the prepared piping bags with the different coloured meringue mixtures and pipe small peaked mounds, 1 inch apart, on to the prepared baking trays.

Bake both sheets of meringues at the same time for 1 hour. Turn the oven off and let the meringues stand in the oven for 45 minutes to an hour, or until completely cool.

Enjoy!

xxx

1 comment:

Marmaduke Scarlet said...

These are fabulous. I know you say they are very easy but they look picture book pretty!