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Basic meringues

Ingredients 5
Servings 20


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


Whisk egg whites, sprinkling in the cream of tartar as they start to froth. Continue whisking until they are stiff but not dry. Add 250 g castor sugar, 15 ml 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 a preheated 110 ºC oven for 90 minutes. Allow to cool with the oven door slightly ajar, then transfer to a rack preventing sticking. Sandwich together with whipped cream.

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