Monday, February 21, 2011

Mini Meringues

I am always looking for ways to use up egg whites (predominantly because I make the TM creamy traditional ice cream (EDC p150) ALOT! (and it only needs egg yolks)).  

Here is an easy recipe that the kids love to gobble down for a sweet treat! 





The original recipe is from Taste.Com: 
http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/12590/meringues

And here it is in Thermotalk:


Ingredients

2 egg whites
100g icing sugar (you can pre-make this using white sugar by grinding it for 10 seconds on speed 9)
1 tsp cornflour
1/2 tsp white vinegar
food colouring (if desired)
sprinkles (if desired)

Method

Preheat oven to 100C.  Line baking tray with non-stick baking paper.
Make sure TM bowl is clean and dry*.
Insert butterfly and place egg whites into TM bowl. Beat without MC in place for 1-2 minutes at 50C on speed 4 until stiff peaks form. Scrape down the sides of the bowl.
Add icing sugar, 1 teaspoon at a time through hole in lid with blades rotating on speed 2.  Take at least 2 minutes to incorporate the sugar. Add cornflour, white vinegar and food colouring with blades rotating on speed 2-3 for 4 seconds or until just combined.

Place mixture into a clean piping bag and pipe the meringues whatever size you like onto a tray lined with baking paper. Sprinkle with sprinkles if desired.
Bake in preheated oven for approximately 2 hours (will depend on the size of your meringues), until meringues are crisp and sound hollow.


*Cleaning tip 1: To have a really clean bowl before making the meringue - 
place 500g water and a splash of white vinegar into TM bowl and heat for 5 minutes at 100C on speed 4. Drain. Dry bowl for 2 minutes at 50C on speed 1. Cool slightly before using.

Cleaning tip 2:
 Don't use hot water to clean the TM bowl after the making the meringue mixture otherwise it will cook the egg white and make it harder to clean!

Storage tip: Store in a container in the fridge (doesn't necessarily have to be air tight). The dry air in the fridge will keep them crisp.

2 comments:

  1. hi there
    will this still work if I double it?
    thx

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    1. Hi Ruth. Thanks for stopping by. Yep I have doubled it before and its been fine.

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