My family love their sweet treats and weekends are all about baking in our household. Sunday's are family lunch days and there is always some form of dessert. Today I am sharing my super easy meringue recipe.


The wonderful thing about this recipe is that meringue can be used to create a variety of other desserts. You can use it as a creative base for toppings, for Pavlova and Eton mess, or for decoration such as meringue bark. The list of options is endless.


Lets have a look at the magic ingredients to make these little crunchy favourites:

  1. Egg whites – separated and this forms the base of the meringue

  2. Castor sugar – this forms that delicious outside crisp and sweetness[*]Cornstarch – the smooth, shiny mixture and marshmallow texture comes from [*]Salt – seasoning to balance out everything, it actually enhances the vanilla essence[*]Vanilla essence – because who doesn't love a little vanilla deliciousness.[*]Lemon juice – the secret ingredient to combine it all together

How to Make Magical Melt-in-your-mouth Meringues


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Meringue Recipe0 [small]from[/small] 0 [small]votes[/small]Recipe by Kerryn du ToitCourse: DessertCuisine: GlobalDifficulty: EasyPrep time
20minutesCooking time
1hour 
45minutesTotal time
2hours 
5minutes
These meringue are deliciously crisp, sweet, and light as a cloud.Ingredients
3 large egg whites
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 cup castor sugar
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon vanilla essenceMethodPreheat oven to 110 degrees Celsius.

How to Make Magical Melt-in-your-mouth Meringues

Line a baking tray with baking parchment paper.Beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form.
How to Make Magical Melt-in-your-mouth Meringues

Gradually add castor sugar and beat for 10 minutes until smooth and glossy.Fold in salt, lemon juice, vanilla essence and cornstarch.Put mixture into a piping bag and pipe your desired shape and size onto a baking tray.
How to Make Magical Melt-in-your-mouth Meringues

Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes.Leave in over and switch off for a further 30 minutes.Outside will be crispy and inside a fluffy marshmallow.
Notes
  • You can store in an air-tight container for up to 5-7 days.


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