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Meringues for hopeless
Fr
Featured Recipe, Jun 27 2013
Yes! We did think meringues were too difficult to bake! But with this wonderful recipe it's time to give them a go! Don't forget to upload your photo cooksnaps if you cook them too :)

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Preparations

  1. Step 1

    Carefully, separate whites from yolks. There mustn't be any yolks in them. Add a pinch of salt.

    Carefully, separate whites from yolks. There mustn't be any yolks in them. Add a pinch of salt.

  2. Step 2

    Whisk them until they become tough. There must be "birds peaks", as we say in French "Bec d'oiseau" and when you put them upside down, they must not fall. Cross fingers ...

    Whisk them until they become tough. There must be "birds peaks", as we say in French "Bec d'oiseau" and when you put them upside down, they must not fall. Cross fingers ...

  3. Step 3

    Then, LITTLE BY LITTLE, whisking each time, pour the sugar into the whites, until combined.

    Then, LITTLE BY LITTLE, whisking each time, pour the sugar into the whites, until combined.

  4. Step 4

    End with vanilla extract always whisking.

    End with vanilla extract always whisking.

  5. Step 5

    With 2 tablespoon, pour some little piles on a baking sheet. No matter the form !! Do it as you can, don't worry.

    With 2 tablespoon, pour some little piles on a baking sheet. No matter the form !! Do it as you can, don't worry.

  6. Step 6

    You can also use a piping bag. That's what I did for my last meringues. It helped me to give some beautiful form. But this is absolutely not obligatory.

    You can also use a piping bag. That's what I did for my last meringues. It helped me to give some beautiful form. But this is absolutely not obligatory.

  7. Step 7

    In the oven for 50 minutes, if they are small or 1 hour if they are a little bit bigger.  
Don't open the oven during the cooking time ! 
Enjoy :)

    In the oven for 50 minutes, if they are small or 1 hour if they are a little bit bigger.  
    Don't open the oven during the cooking time ! 
    Enjoy :)

  8. Step 8

    Now you made it, don't forget to take a Cooksnap photo to upload below! Recipe authors always LOVE to hear from you and see how their recipe turned out in your kitchen.

    Now you made it, don't forget to take a Cooksnap photo to upload below! Recipe authors always LOVE to hear from you and see how their recipe turned out in your kitchen.

Comments

  • Felice

    Felice These are super cute! Can you use brown sugar, or does that interfere with the egg whites' fluffiness?

    over 6 years ago
  • Axelle the french cook

    Axelle the french cook Hello Felice, thank you for your comment :)
    Yes, you can use brown sugar. your meringues just won't be white but clear brown. This is beautiful too, a kind of raffiné and rustique on the same time.

    over 6 years ago
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