Authentic French Meringues

    3 hours 30 mins

    Authentic French Meringues from a patisserie in France.

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    Makes: 36 meringues

    • 4 egg whites
    • 2 1/4 cups (280g) icing sugar

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:3hr  ›  Ready in:3hr30min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 95 degrees C (200 degrees F). Butter and flour a baking tin.
    2. In a glass or metal bowl, whip egg whites until foamy using an electric mixer. Sprinkle in sugar a little at a time, while continuing to whip at medium speed. When the mixture becomes stiff and shiny like satin, stop mixing, and transfer the mixture to a large pastry bag. Pipe the meringue out onto the prepared baking sheet using a large round tip or star tip.
    3. Place the meringues in the oven and place a wooden spoon handle in the door to keep it from closing all the way. Bake for 3 hours, or until the meringues are dry, and can easily be removed from the pan. Allow cookies to cool completely before storing in an airtight container at room temperature.

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    Something else. Do without the wooden spoon, and bake for 30 minutes less.  -  04 Apr 2010


    Altered ingredient amounts. Added 2 cups of sugar instead of 2 1/4 cups  -  04 Apr 2010


    Very easy to make, and the end result is an airy meringue that melts nicely in your mouth. I added a couple of tweaks as shown above, but they are to my own preference.  -  04 Apr 2010