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It always impress people but meringues are simple to make: follow me!
All my tips and tricks to accomplish wonderful meringues to decorate all your cake, degustate with a cup of tea or for any other time you need meringues!

Posted by Erell L. from Saint-Guen, Brittany, France • Published See Erell L.'s 3 projects »
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  • Step 1

    Beat the egg whites until stiff. It's not so hard if you follow these simple rules:
    - Your eggs HAVE TO be at room temperature, if they was in the fridge, you can put them on the microwave for 10 or 20 seconds.
    - Begin slow and increase the speed step by step.
    - You can add some salt or lemon juice, it can help. I don't.

  • How to bake a meringue. Meringue Are Really Simple To Make! - Step 2
    Step 2

    When your eggs are solid, you can add the suggar. They become firmer. Continue to beat them for a few time. Now, your base is ready!

    If your eggs aren't really firm, dont worry, meringues will be uggly but good!

  • How to bake a meringue. Meringue Are Really Simple To Make! - Step 3
    Step 3

    You can bake your meringues on grease-proof paper or on a silicone sheet. I used to use aluminium foil but it is not really useful.
    Then, I use a pastry bag to give my meringues a nice form but you can just put some base with a spoon.

    You can do all flat motives that you want, but in volume, meringues always looks like little poo (sorry for that..)

  • Step 4

    Bake them to the lowest temperature you can. Meringues have to dry, not litterally bake. Let them in the hoven for an hour at least. More if they need!

    - If you worry, you can try to bake them for an half-hour at time.
    - They are ready when they are crusty, touch them, if there is a mark, they aren't enough bake.

  • How to bake a meringue. Meringue Are Really Simple To Make! - Step 5
    Step 5

    Let them cool in a dry room and keep them in a metal or hermetic box. If the humidity is too high, they will become flabby!

  • How to bake a meringue. Meringue Are Really Simple To Make! - Step 6
    Step 6

    Enjoy them! it's a really simple way to use egg whites and to decorate everything!
    If you have to figure sand or dust or snow, you can crumble them.

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