18 May 2012

Jubilee Meringue's

Will Smith still on Spotify.

After the jammie dodger expedition, I still had 2 egg whites sitting solemnly in a bowl. 
I'm not one to waste anything. 
This called for the electric whisk, more sugar and a strong hand in case the whisk attachment got a life of it's own. Unfortunately it did, I hand whisked the rest and now I feel like I've got an extra bit of muscle on my right bicep. Next to skipping, I think whisking a meringue by hand should be on my workout regime.

Anyhow here is the recipe for 8 of the above beauties:


2 medium egg whites at room temperature
175g caster sugar
Strawberries, sliced.
Honey in a squeezable bottle.


Preheat oven to 120°c.

: Line a large baking tray with greaseproof paper.
: Whisk half of the sugar with the egg whites until stiff and glossy.
: Add the rest of the sugar and whisk until stiff. Try the bowl over the head technique!
: Pipe out 16 small meringue circles, making sure they are not too close.
Bake for 10 minutes on the bottom shelf of your oven, then crank up the heat to 180°c for an 40mins - 1hour. 
Once they look like a pale diluted coffee colour, tap one of the tops to see if it's hard.

: Take out, and they should easily come off the paper with a rock solid base.
: Use the honey bottle like glue and sandwich a slice of strawberry in between each meringue. Try not to use too much honey, this could get a bit sticky! I randomly did this because I possessed no cream, soft cheese and ran out of butter. Honestly they tasted great, and unfortunately I didn't Viddy this. Totally reached my daily limit with that app!

Have a great weekend.