With just 2 ingredients, you can make these extra special meringues, which can be used for a wide number of puddings, desserts, tea time treats, or enjoyed on their own.
The distinctive colour and flavour of the meringues comes from the golden caster sugar used in this recipe.
The following recipe is enough for 1 large meringue nest which could be shared between 5-6 people as a pavlova, or about 6 mini sized individual nests. You could also create 2-3 medium sized meringues with this recipe.
Golden Meringues – recipe
by Champagne Twist
3 large egg whites
150g golden caster sugar
- Preheat the oven to gas mark 1.
- Line 2 baking sheets with greaseproof paper, and set aside.
- Separate the egg whites, and keep the egg yolks for another recipe.
- With an electric mixer, using the balloon whisk attachment, whisk the egg whites until firm.
- Slowly add the sugar 1 tablespoon at a time, until the meringue is stiff and shiny.
- Dab a little bit of the meringue on the underside of the greaseproof paper and stick on to the baking sheets. This will prevent the greaseproof paper from slipping.
- For a large meringue, use all the mixture to create 1 nest.. For medium sized meringues use 3 heaped tablespoons of the mixture for each meringue. There should be enough for about 2 or 3 nests. For smaller meringues use 2 heaped tablespoons. If you’re making medium or small meringue, make sure they are equally spaced apart. You can use the back of the spoons to help shape the meringues. Alternatively, you can pipe the meringues for a more uniform or decorative look.
- Place the baking sheets on the top and middle shelves of the oven, and bake for 45-60 minutes. Half way through baking, swap the trays around to ensure even baking.
- When finished, remove from the oven and set aside. The meringues should be allowed to completely cool on the baking sheets.
You can freeze the meringues until ready for use. The meringue can be used in a number of different recipes, such as Berry Meringue Nests.