A couple of weeks ago I had a delivery that got me so so giddy. The ever so wonderful postman and the lovely people from Domu.co.uk delivered me a shiny black retro VonShef stand mixer. This felt like the perfect opportunity to try and make a chewy meringue recipe.
I lovingly unpacked it and put in pride of place in my black gloss kitchen, it looks great! But I have also been putting this little beauty through its paces. Joe and I made cup cakes with it last week and it was fantastic. I am always pretty pleased with how light my cup cakes turn out, the mixer made such a difference, with exactly the same ingredients as I always use the cakes were so much lighter and fluffier.
I have always wanted to find the perfect chewy meringue recipe.
I remember my first attempt at chewy meringues 20 years ago, 18 eggs later and no meringues, I had to go for a walk to calm down! A few years ago I managed them but they were a bit golden! Not white like I had envisaged.
Now I had my mixer there really was no excuse and yesterday I set the whole day aside for mastering a meringue recipe.
Hurrah, I managed to create a pink swirl, and white glossy chewy meringue recipe and they tasted great.
Here is my chewy meringue recipe, cobbled together from loads of different recipes, but it worked for me.
How To Make Chewy Meringues With Pink Swirls
- 180 g caster sugar
- 120 g Icing sugar
- 4 egg whites
- 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
- A pinch of salt
- A drop of vanilla essence
- Pink or red food colouring
- Pre heat the over at 120 degrees.c
- Whisk the egg whites on high speed until the whites fall in peaks
- Add the salt and cream if tartar
- Add the sugar in as spoonful at a time and keep whisking until the mixture is glossy, but do not over mix
- Add the vanilla essence
- Put the mixture into piping bags and pipe in swirls on baking sheets lined with grease proof paper, being sure to leave a space in between.
- With cocktail sticks swirl red food colouring gently onto meringues to create a swirl pattern
- Put in the oven for 1 hour being sure to turn down to 100 degrees c after 30 mins
- Leave to cool on a wire rack.
Be sure the mixing bowl is clean of grease and dust before using.
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