Meringue – Naturally Gluten Free Dessert

Meringues are a great finish to a meal and even more impressive when you’ve made them yourself.  Unlike the pavlova  recipe, meringues are just eggs and sugar.  They can be shaped into nests if you have a piping bag.  Don’t let this put you off though,  I just spooned them onto the baking sheet and dabbed a small peak with the spoon.

Ingredients

4 large egg whites

125g caster sugar

125g Icing sugar

You’ll also need an electric mixer, hand or worktop as well as a sieve.

Preheat the oven to 100 degrees centigrade.  Line a baking tray with parchment paper.

Like the pavlova, separate your egg whites into a bowl and mix until they look dry and have soft peaks.

Gluten Free Meringue Recipe

Gluten Free Meringue Recipe

Now add the 115g of caster sugar, one spoonful at a time while continuously beating the egg white mixture.  The mixture should be thick and glossy now.

Sieve one third of the icing sugar at a time, over the mix and gently fold in with a large metal spoon, until all the icing sugar has gone.

Use one dessert spoon to lift the mixture out and another to push it onto the baking tray.

Bake for a minimum of 90 minutes in a fan oven.  The meringues should feel light and crisp to touch and have a very light caramel colour.

I serve my meringues sandwiched together with whipped cream and strawberries.

Gluten Free Meringue Recipe

Gluten Free Meringue Recipe

Enjoy your baking.  Let me know how you get on.

 

 

 

 

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