Today I made fruit salad and meringues to bring as pudding for a dinner with friends. I just love meringues. When mamma used to bake them, she had to hide them or there wouldn’t be any left for when they were needed.
Here’s how I made mine today:
3 egg whites (make sure there is absolutely no egg yolk, or it won’t work)
100 g granulated sugar (strösocker/farin)
50 g icing sugar (florsocker/melis)
- Mix the sugars, and sift about half of the mixture over the eggs.
- Whisk in a mixmaster for quite a long time, until the mixture is stiff and you can pull little “tops” that stay that shape.
- Remove the bowl from the mixmaster and sieve the rest of the sugars on top of the mixture. Fold it in carefully with a spatula or spoon.
- Fill a plastic bag (a 1 litre bag will do), and cut off a corner. Pipe (spritsa) the mixture on to a baking tray with paper. You decide the shape and size…
- Place the tray on the lowest position in the oven, and choose the lowest possible temperature. In my oven, that is 75°C. Dry the meringues at this low heat for 2-4 hours depending on how chewy/crisp you want your meringues. I had mine in for 4 hours.
- Leave to cool on rack.
Unfortunately, it is out of print. There seem to be several of them on the second hand book market, though!