Monday, 22 July 2013

Strawberry and Meringue recipe

Yesterday we picked strawberries at a local farm, so I made this for pudding last night to enjoy some of the delicious, sweet strawberries we came home with.

For the Meringue:
2 egg whites
100g Caster Sugar

For the topping:
Whipped cream
Strawberries

Preheat your oven to 150C

Separate the egg whites. I tend to separate the egg over a different bowl to the one that I am whisking in, just in case the yolk breaks. If any egg yolk gets into the whites the meringue won't work.

Whisk on a low setting until the whites double in size and start to fluff up, then whisk on a high speed for about a minute, or until it starts to form soft peaks.

This is the point where you add the sugar gradually whilst whisking (about a table spoon at a time) until it looks glossy.

Lay some baking paper onto a tray and spoon 6 dollops of the meringue mixture onto it, make a dip into the centre of them with a spoon. They don't have to look even or perfect!

Turn the oven down to 140C and cook for 30 minutes.

Turn the oven off and leave to cool, I only left it for half an hour so the centres were chewy, for a harder meringue leave for longer.

Whisk some double cream and add to the meringue along with a handful of strawberries.

Enjoy!

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