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How To Make Meringue: Recipe That Doesn't Fail (Video)

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Making Meringue may seem like quite a task, although it's quite the opposite. If you follow the steps, this recipe cannot fail. You will have delicious Meringues, light, crunchy, and with an interior that reminds me of Marshmallows.

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Meringue Cookies with a light touch of vanilla

This Meringue recipe can be used to make Meringue Cookies, a beautiful a Pavlova or anything you want to use Meringue for. On this occasion, I share how to make Meringue Cookies because it is the easiest thing you can make with Meringue. They are ideal to accompany coffee or afternoon tea. They are light and very delicious, you will see that no one will be able to stop eating.

I prepare these Meringues whenever I have a lot of left over egg whites, since you'll need 6 egg whites to make this recipe. I usually make Meringues when I have made any kind of dessert, pastry cream or these delicious Dutch Pastries with pastry cream and raisins.

Baking is at a low temperature and for a long time. It is recommended to let the meringues cool down for several hours in the oven with the door ajar.

Tricks for a perfect Meringue

The trick for this recipe to turn out well is to have the egg whites at room temperature. So it´s convenient to take them out of the refrigerator a while before you are going to use them.

You also have to use half a teaspoon of lemon, this helps to “break up” the whites so that they can be whipped well. Salt also helps with this.

So that the Meringues do not “melt” during baking, it's important that the sugar dissolves well when you are incorporating it. To dissolve well, add the sugar very little by little. Make sure you have incorporated it well by taking a little bit of meringue and rubbing it in between your fingers. If you don't feel the grains of sugar, it's perfect.

Apart from using white sugar, I also use powdered sugar. Powdered sugar contains starch, this helps to stabilize the Meringue.

The bowl in which you are going to beat the egg whites must be very clean (and dry). This is very important for this recipe to turn out well. Do not use a plastic bowl because these absorb oil and may be a reason why this recipe goes wrong.

Now that I have shared some tricks, you can be sure that these Meringue Cookies are going to be a success.

Ingredients needed to make Meringue

To make these delicious Meringue cookies you need the following ingredients:

  • Egg whites: you need 6 egg whites, about 220 grams
  • White sugar: you need 220 grams of white sugar
  • Powdered sugar: you need 120 grams of powdered sugar
  • Lemon juice: 1/2 teaspoon of lemon juice
  • Vanilla aroma: some vanilla aroma drops
  • Salt: salt to taste (I use 2 grams)

How to make homemade Meringue

Making homemade Meringue is easier than it seems, every time I have a lot of egg whites left over I make this recipe and they have always turned out great. With this recipe you will make about 26 meringues, you will see that they will be gone very quick!

Put the egg whites, salt and lemon juice in a very clean and dry bowl. Beat on low speed for approximately 30 seconds. Increase the speed to medium until you see the whites change from yellow to white and foamy.

Add the sugar very little by little with the mixer speed at medium-high. When you have incorporated all the white sugar, add a few drops of vanilla aroma and beat on high speed for about 2 minutes or until you pick up a little meringue with a spoon, turn it over and it does not fall. This is when you have the perfect consistency.

Now add little by little, with a spatula, the icing sugar (sifted). Incorporate it carefully.

Preheat the oven to 110 degrees.

Cover a baking tray with baking paper. Put the Meringue in a piping bag and form the meringues. If they don't fit on one tray, do it in two.

If you don't have a piping bag you can use a plastic bag and cut off the tip, this will serve as a piping bag. You can also use two spoons and make the shapes this way.

confectionery

Bake them for one hour at 110º. After this time, turn off the oven and leave it ajar to cool (the longer the better).

stored cookies

Meringues keep very well outside the refrigerator in a closed container. Place kitchen paper on the bottom so it can absorb any moisture.

Video Recipe Homemade Meringue

To make this recipe a little more visual and easy to follow, I have made a video on how to make homemade Meringue.

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How To Make Meringue: Recipe That Doesn't Fail (Video)

How To Make Meringue: Recipe That Doesn't Fail (Video)

Recipe by Oum Bilal

Making Meringue may seem like quite a task, although it's quite the opposite. If you follow the steps, this recipe cannot fail. You will have delicious Meringues, light, crunchy, and with an interior that reminds me of Marshmallows.

Course: Sweets, confectioneryCuisine: MediterraneanDifficulty: Easy
5 from 2 votes
Servings

26

servings
Preparation time

10

minutes
Baking time

60

minutes
Total time

1

hour 

10

minutes
Cooking mode

Keep your device screen on

Ingredients

  • 6 6 egg whites (220 grams)

  • 200 grams 200 white sugar

  • 120 grams 120 powdered sugar

  • 1/2 teaspoon 1/2 lemon juice

  • some drops some vanilla aroma

  • 2 grams 2 salt (or salt to taste)

Instructions

  • Put the egg whites, salt and lemon juice in a very clean and dry bowl. Beat on low speed for approximately 30 seconds. Increase the speed to medium until you see the whites change from yellow to white and foamy.
  • Add the sugar very little by little with the mixer speed at medium-high. When you have incorporated all the white sugar, add a few drops of vanilla aroma and beat on high speed for about 2 minutes or until you pick up a little meringue with a spoon, turn it over and it does not fall. This is when you have the perfect consistency.
  • Now add little by little, with a spatula, the icing sugar (sifted). Incorporate it carefully.
  • Preheat the oven to 110 degrees.
  • Cover a baking tray with baking paper. Put the Meringue in a piping bag and form the meringues. If they don't fit on one tray, do it in two.
  • Bake them for one hour at 110º. After this time, turn off the oven and leave it ajar to cool (the longer the better).

Video Recipe

Notes

  • If you don't have a piping bag you can use a plastic bag and cut off the tip, this will serve as a piping bag. You can also use two spoons and make the shapes this way.
  • If you are not sure if they are ready, lift one up, if it comes off easily of the baking paper they are done. If it stays stuck, leave them for a little bit longer.
  • Remember that each oven is different so baking time may vary.
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