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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Nanny's Mini Meringues

To make about 15 white and 15 pink {or any other color} mini meringues, you will need:

2large eggs ,at room temperature

1/2 cup sugar

red food coloring{or any other color}

1/2 cup heavy cream

2 cookie sheets sprayed with non-stick cooking spray or lined with parchment
Pre-heat your oven to 225 deg.

1.carefully break one egg on the edge of a bowl,then pour it slowly onto a saucer.put a cup over the yolk

2.hold the cup over the yolk and carefully tip the cup over the bowl so that the egg white dribbles into it.

3.re-peat these steps with the other egg, so that the two egg whites are in the bowl. you dont't need the yolks in this recipe.

4.whisk the egg whites with a whisk or an egg beater until they are really thick.t hey should form stiff points when you lift the whisk.

5. add a heaped teaspoon of sugar to the egg whites and whisk it in well. re-peat this until you have added all the sugar.

6.scoop up a teaspoon of the meringue mixture. then use another teaspoon to push it off onto the cookie sheet.

7.make15meringues leaving gaps between them. then add two drops of food coloring to the rest of the mixture

8.gently mix in the food coloring by turning the mixture over slowly. then when the mixtures are pink make 15 more meringues,use a metal spoon.
9.put the meringues in the oven and bake then for 30-40 min. then turn off the oven,leaving the meringues inside.

10.after 15 min. carefully lift the cookie sheets out of the oven.leave the meringues onthe tray to cool

11.pour the cream into a small bowl ,then strongly whisk it with a whisk.carry on until the cream is quite thick.

12.using a blubt knife, spread some cream on the flat side of the meringue.then press another meringue on the top.