Recipe: Rainbow Meringue

RAINBOW MERINGUE

These are really pretty and tasty too! These are crisp on the outside and chewy on the inside! For mine I used a combination of vanilla and lemon extract, feel free to use any that you like! Any color combination will work as well! If you want extra rainbows, top them with sprinkles before baking :)

Ingredients

  • 2 Egg Whites, room temp
  • 1 tsp Vinegar
  • ½ tsp Cream of tartar
  • optional Sprinkles/ hundreds and thousands
  • Caster Sugar
  • Gel Food coloring (colors of your choice)
  • 1 pinch Salt
  • 1 tsp Flavoring of choice

Step 1

Weigh Your Ingredients!!

For meringue, the ratio should be 1: 2. 1 part egg white to 2 parts sugar. To get the amount of sugar you need, weigh your egg whites first. Double that amount would be your sugar weight! 50 grams egg whites= 100 grams sugar *make sure that your egg whites are in room temperature!!!

Step 2

Prep Your Utensils

Dampen a piece of kitchen paper with vinegar and wipe that all over the bowl you are using as well as the whisk attachment of your hand mixer. This will remove any oil or fat that can stop your egg whites from whipping properly

Whipping the meringue

Step 3

Whipping The Meringue

Preheat your oven to 150 C/ 350 F In the cleaned bowl, add the cream of tartar and start whipping your egg whites with the hand mixer on low speed. Do this for 1-2 minutes until it is shy of forming soft peaks. Gradually add teaspoonfuls of the sugar into your egg whites and increase the speed to medium. Once all the sugar is gone, increase the speed to high and whip it until it's glossy and forms stiff peaks. To tell if it's done or not, rub a bit of the mixture between your fingers. If you can still feel sugar granules, beat again. It should be all smooth. Whip in the salt and flavoring of choice in the end.

Step 4

Rainbowwwww

Line your baking sheet with parchment paper. Use a bit of meringue to stick it on. Insert a round tip into your disposable piping bag. Using a small brush, paint small streaks of your chosen colors on the sides of the bag. Be careful not to let the sides touch. Prop it on a glass for easier filling. With a spoon, plop your meringue mixture into the bag carefully and push out any of the air. Now get to piping!

Step 5

Pipe Em Rainbows

Pipe into the bowl until you can see the colors come out then you can do the piping on the baking sheet. Pipe whichever size you want but leave enough space in between the blobs. Bake for about 25 minutes then leave them to cool in the oven for an hour. Do not be tempted to open the oven door!

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