For all those who are late with their holiday baking! And for those who still want to "wow" their guests... Very easy recipe for meringue cookies that can be used as a decoration for cupcakes, cakes or even as a simple table decoration! Merry Christmas!

Inspired by The Silly Girls Life.

Christmas Tree Meringues

1 pan of meringues

Ingredients:

  • 2 egg whites
  • 100g sugar
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp potato starch
  • green gel food colouring
  • sprinkles!!!
  • optional: icing sugar for dusting

Preparation:

  1. Beat the egg whites. In a dry bowl place the egg whites (leave just a tiny bit for later, for attaching the stars and snowflakes), add sugar and sprinkle with salt. Start beating on high speed. After 5-6 minutes check whether the egg whites are stiff enough. You can take a spoon and dip it in the mixture. If it stays heaped a bit, then the egg whites are stiff enough. If not - keep beating! They need to be very thick! Add lemon juice and potato starch and beat for a bit longer. Add green food colouring to reach your desired colour and stir thoroughly. The egg whites might become a bit more liquidy but don't worry!
  2. Preheat the oven and bake the meringues.* Preheat the oven to 1800C and line a tray with baking paper. Prepare w piping bag with a star tip (I use Wilton 1M Swirl) and put the beaten egg whites in it. Squeeze "christmas trees". Add some sprinkles and place in the oven. Reduce the temperature to 1400C immediately and bake for 60 minutes. Turn off the heat and leave the meringues in the oven for another 30 minutes, with door ajar. They may collapse a tiny bit, depending on how the egg whites were beaten.
  3. Decorate. With the remaining egg white glue stars and snowflakes to the christmas trees. Dust with icing sugar to add more "wintery" look.

*Bakesaurus tells me that these meringues are actually very easy to make and nothing should go wrong. But if somehow it does go wrong, the cause of it might be the oven. Each oven is calibrated in a different way, it may show wrong temperatures or add more heat to various levels of the oven. So it is really worth getting to know your oven in order to make amazing, beautiful and astonishing MERINGUE CAKES in the future! :)

Karolina & Bakesaurus


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