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How to make meringues

Fifteen graduate Julian Bailey shows how to make meringues in this instructional video.

Tip your egg whites into the bowl of a free standing mixer and whisk on a low speed, getting faster as you build up a foam. Alternatively you can do this with an electric hand whisk.

Once the egg whites form firm peaks, start adding your caster sugar a little at a time, with the mixer still running. It is important to wait until this stage, or the meringue can turn runny. As a rule, use 55g caster sugar per egg white. When ready, the meringue should be glossy and thick like shaving foam.

Spoon onto a baking sheet lines with non-stick parchment in whichever shape you prefer. Bake at 140C/120C fan/gas 1 for 1 hour 15 minutes until the meringues have a crisp shell and easily peel away from the paper.

Turn the meringues into a simple dessert by sandwiching them together with sweetened whipped cream.


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It is very painful not to get the video!

rijubrataR78260 rijubrataR78260 Posted 12 Mar 2011 8:14 AM

Essential tips for a good meringue are missing. The slightest grease will ruin a meringue, the bowl and whisk must be extremely clean, do not use a plastic bowl.Old eggs work best, seperate them straight from the fridge, one at a time to avoid eggshell or yoke getting into the white. Wait 30 minutes for the egg whites to reach room temperature before whisking them. Icing sugar can be used in place of caster sugar.

Uncle Mo Uncle Mo Posted 29 Dec 2010 10:26 AM

I found no problem with the video. But suggestions could have been made about adding other ingredients - such as chocolate maybe.

Spratty Spratty Posted 17 Dec 2010 9:44 AM

Not a good quality video at all - stops and starts and is very unclear. Good job I do actually know how to nmake a meringue!!

Ele Ele Posted 15 Apr 2010 9:28 PM