Sunday, December 15, 2013

Pretty Meringue Decorations

Being a huge foodie, I hang edible treats on my Christmas tree every year and this year I decided to make some meringue circles. I must admit however that they only lasted the day and every single one of them was eaten before lights out. Nevertheless they are great fun to make with little ones and they look so pretty. You can make them whatever colour you like by adding your preferred food colouring to the finished meringue mixture, I chose pink as I'm super girly.

  • 4 eggs, room temperature
  • 220g caster sugar
  • Red food colouring
  • Pretty ribbon for hanging

  1. Preheat the oven to 140 degrees
  2. Separate the eggs and put the egg whites in a food mixer with the whisk attachment
  3. Whisk the eggs for 5 minutes, on medium speed.
  4. Add the sugar little by little, increase the speed of the whisk and continue to whisk for 8-10 minutes, until you have stiff peaks.
  5. Whisking slowly, add the colouring until you have reached the desired  colour.
  6. Put the meringue into a piping bag.
  7. Pipe out thick circles onto baking trays lined with baking paper.
  8. Place the trays in the oven and bake for 25 minutes
  9. Cool on a wire rack.
  10. Using a ribbon hang the meringues on your Christmas tree. Keep them away from the fairy lights if you can as the heat can melt the meringues.

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