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Quick & Easy Meringue Recipe

Prep

20 MINS

Bake

1hr 30mins

Serves

12

Difficulty

Medium

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Classically simple and delicious, meringues are a long-standing family favourite. If you think meringue nests are too tricky to make from scratch – think again! This quick and easy meringue recipe yields the lightest, fluffiest, crispiest meringues you’ve ever tasted. What are you waiting for? Give it a go!

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Meringue Recipe

Follow this 6-step easy meringue recipe to make the tastiest meringue nests you’ve ever had!

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 130°C /Fan 110°C/ Gas 1/2. Line 2 baking sheets with non-stick baking parchment.

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This type of meringue is ‘dried-out’ in the oven at a low temperature – you can open the oven door at any time without fear of them collapsing.

Step 2

Put the egg whites into a large, perfectly clean, grease-free bowl. Add the pinch of salt. Whisk until they hold their shape, but stop once they do. Over-whipping at this stage can cause the egg whites to separate.

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Be extra careful when removing your meringues from the baking paper, if you’re too heavy handed then they could easily crack or crumble.

Step 3

Add half the Tate & Lyle Golden Caster Sugar, whisking well. Whisk in the vanilla extract, then the cornflour, then add the remaining sugar and whisk until the whites are stiff and glossy.

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Feel free to get creative when it comes to serving your meringues. Although cream and fresh fruit are popular side-servings (particularly strawberries, raspberries, grapes and blueberries), you could always try serving your meringue nests alongside a number of other sweet dessert treats.

Step 4

Place 6 heaped mounds of the meringue onto each baking sheet, spreading them out slightly, though allowing space between them.

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If you’re making your meringues for an extra special occasion – such as a party or other event – why not try adding a few drops of food colouring to your meringues to give them a pretty, pastel appearance.

Step 5

Transfer to the oven and bake for 1½ -2 hours to dry out, then switch off the oven and leave the meringues inside until completely cooled (unless you need your oven). When cold, carefully remove them from the baking paper.

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If you enjoyed making this quick and easy meringue recipe, be sure to pass it along to your family and friends!

Step 6

Serve with whipped fresh cream, raspberries and strawberries.

Ingredients – 8 items

Serving

1

Egg whites

Large

4
Salt-table

Pinch of salt

1
Fairtrade Golden Caster

Fairtrade Tate & Lyle Golden Caster Cane Sugar

225 g
Vanilla

Vanilla extract

3-4 drops
Cornstarch

Cornflour

1 tsp

Whipped cream

Fresh, to serve

Raspberries

Raspberries

To serve

A handful
Strawberries

Strawberries

To serve

A handful

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1 Tart pastry shell
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1 Large lemon
2 Zest and juice
2 tbsp Gin
125g Tate & Lyle Fairtrade Pure Cane Caster Sugar
2 Large eggs
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1tbsp Juniper berries
115g Butter Cubed and softened

Step 1
Place the gelatine sheets into a small bowl with water and set aside. Place the lemon juice, zest, gin, sugar and eggs in a large bowl and whisk to combine. Add the cubed butter and gently crushed juniper berries and place the bowl over a pan of gently simmering water.

Step 2
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Step 4
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Step 5
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Step 6
Decorate the tart with slices of candied fruit and drizzle with some syrup before serving. You can also serve it with a dollop of whipped cream or crème fraiche.
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Ingredients

For the base
Fairtrade Golden Caster Fairtrade Tate & Lyle Golden Caster Cane Sugar 75 g
Flour Self raising flour 75 g
Hazelnuts Toasted chopped hazelnut 50 g
Eggs Egg 1
Olive-oil Olive oil 60ml

For the Topping
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Sour cream 150 g
Eggs 1
Vanilla Vanilla extract 2tsp
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Step 2

Grease a 20cm (8”) round cake tin with a removable base.

Step 3

For the base, whisk the Tate & Lyle Golden Caster Sugar and the egg with the oil until thick and creamy.

Step 4

Put the hazelnuts and flour into a food processor and whiz until the nuts are finely chopped, then fold into the egg mixture. Spoon into the tin and level, then bake for 20 minutes.

Step 5

Meanwhile stone the cherries and halve if large. Place on kitchen paper to soak up some of the juices.

Step 6

Beat the sour cream, ricotta, vanilla extract, egg and Tate & Lyle Fairtrade Icing Cane Sugar until smooth. Pour over the base and scatter over the cherries. Return to the oven and cook for 25-30 minutes until the creamy topping is set.

Step 7

Allow to cool before removing from the tin.
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