I had egg whites, so I had to make Meringues

18 Oct

2 egg whites
pinch cream of tartar
1/2 cup sugar – extra fine if you have it

Preheat oven to 250*F
Whisk egg whites until thick and frothy.
Add Cream of Tartar. Whisk quickly until whites form stiff peaks.
Continue whisking, sprinkling the sugar over the egg whites a little at a time.

Cover a cookie sheet with baking parchment or aluminum foil.
Spoon out 10 large dollops of meringue and push them with your finger onto the sheet, about 3/4″ apart.

Bake 1 hour or until crisp and dry. Turn off the oven and leave the meringues until completely cool.

1 1/4 cup whipping cream
2 Tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp rum flavoring

Whip cream until soft peaks form.

Sandwich meringues together with whipped cream.

Heaven in my mouth.

Maybe some day I’ll be brave enough to try this one:

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One Response to “I had egg whites, so I had to make Meringues”

  1. L October 21, 2011 at 2:12 PM #

    I just made meringues too!!! I turned mine into individual pavlovas (Australian National Dessert) by topping with real whipped cream and fresh fruit. Ahhhhh so wonderful.

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