French Meringue

This is the last of the three meringue recipes. This is the French method.  Easy but it does take a long time in a very low oven temperature. You can add colouring and/or flavour of your choice to this recipe and make it your own.

 

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

Preheat oven to 200 degrees. Butter and flour a baking sheet or use parchment paper.

In a bowl, whip egg whites to foamy and sprinkle a little of the sifted sugar at a time, while keeping the speed of the mixer at medium. When it becomes stiff and looks like satin, stop mixing and transfer to a pastry bag. Pipe the meringue using a large round or star tip.

Place tray in the oven and place a wooden spoon handle in the door so it won’t close all the way.

Bake for 3 hours or until completely dry. Allow to cool completely before storing in an airtight container at room temperataure.

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