Basic meringues

Recipe from: 12/1/2001 12:00:00 AM

Ingredients 5
Servings 20
Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 6
    large egg whites
  • 2
    ml
    cream of tartar
  • 300
    g
    castor sugar
  • 5
    ml
    vanilla essence
  • whipped cream
 

Method

90 minutes
 
Whisk egg whites, sprinkling in the cream of tartar as they start to froth. Continue whisking until they are stiff but not dry.
Add 250g castor sugar, 15ml at a time, beating well between each addition.
The mixture should be stiff, thick and smooth, and the sugar dissolved. Rub a little mixture between your thumb and index finger to check.
Fold in the remaining sugar and vanilla essence with a rubber spatula.
Line baking sheets with greaseproof or baking paper. Shape or pipe mounds of meringue onto sheets and bake in preheated oven - 110 °C - for 90 minutes.
Allow to cool with the oven door slightly ajar, then transfer to a rack to prevent sticking. Sandwich together with whipped cream.
 

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