As I told you before i was lucky to get a ‘You Can Cook‘ book by Annabel Karmel and you might have already seen my Chicken escalopes. Well i saw the meringues recipe and thought ‘i have to do that. Tomorrow’. So off i went and bought all the ingredients ready and, whats more this recipe is so simple, here is how i got on:
3 egg whites
Pinch of salt
170g caster sugar
1/2 tsp cornflour
1/2 tsp lemon juice
For the topping:
150ml double cream
150g mixed berries or berries of your choice.
Cover your baking tray with baking paper (or parchment). I recommend to lightly spread sunflower oil on your tray before putting the paper on, it just keeps the paper down and sticking to the tray.
To separate the eggs, tip each yolk from one half of the shell to the other, letting the egg white fall into an empty bowl. You can use the yolks in another recipe like a cheeky Mississippi Mud Pie!
Now you’ll want to turn on the oven to 140oc/275of/Gas mark 1. add your salt to the egg whites and whisk until stiff peaks form. Whisk in 2tbsp of sugar and whisk until again, it forms stiff peaks.Does this a 2nd time.
After that fold in the rest of the sugar along with the lemon juice and cornflour.
* If you have no cornflour in the house, I used 1/4 tsp of sauce flour instead. It’s cheaper and still has the same great results!
Spoon your (yummy) mixture onto the baking tray. If you have a piping bag feel free to use that, if not a spoons just as good
Bake in the oven for 1- 1 1/2 hours or until your meringues are golden and crispy on the outside.
Turn off the oven and leave the meringues in there until completely cold, if possible overnight.
I finished mine off with the double cream and chopped strawberries. Deeeeelicious!
P.s Sorry for the effect pictures, just had to do them on my iPod as lost camera lead :O