These homemade meringues are perfect to make and take to a bbq in the summer! You just need an electric whisk or stand mixer or even a, (really), strong arm and you can have these too!
I haven’t made meringues in years and I must admit if I choose to eat them I do often just buy them from the supermarket. However, these homemade ones are seriously worth the effort. There is nothing like a homemade meringue and some berries on a sunny summer day.
You will need:
4 egg whites
1 cup caster sugar
1tsp vanilla extract
That’s literally it!
Preheat your oven to 250 degrees F.
Whisk your egg whites with an electric whisk on a low- medium speed or you can use a stand mixer with the whisk attachment. If you need a work out then feel free to do it the good old fashioned way like I tried to today before giving up and just using my kitchen aid before my arm fell off. Once the egg whites and all frothed and fluffy and light like this....
Then start adding the caster sugar one tablespoon at a time and finally your vanilla extract. Now whisk on high until the egg whites are glossy and form stiff peaks... Like this!
Now you are ready to scoop them out and bake them!
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and scoop on the meringues with a metal spoon.
And bake for 1 hour to 1hr 15 mins. Then turn the oven off and leave the meringues to cool with the oven completely, leaving it open a crack.
You can test to see if they are ready by knocking the bottom. If they sound hollow, they’re done!
Now you have the choice to serve them either crushed up with berries and made in to an Eton mess with whipped cream. Or you can eat them like this, with lots of berries!