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Meringue Nests    Veg  CD  DP  ACC CBF  90mins

 

Makes approx 12   Cold  Vegetarian   Desserts  Accompaniment  Baked Fayre  Biscuits  Gluten Wheat Dairy Free

 

Ingredients

6 Egg Whites

A pinch of Salt

325g/12oz Caster Sugar

 

Instructions

 

1.  Preheat oven to 170C, 325F, Gas mark 3 and line 2 or 3 baking sheets with parchment paper.

 

2.  Place the egg whites and salt in a large mixing bowl and whisk to the stiff peak stage.

 

3. Sprinkle in 225g/8oz of the sugar and continue to whisk for 1 minute.

 

4. Fold in the remaining sugar .

 

5. Using a little under half of the mixture, spread onto the parchment paper, forming  thick circles about 7.5cm/3-inches in diameter and spacing well apart.

 

6. Transfer the remaining egg white mixture to a piping bag fitted with a large star nozzle then pipe 2 or 3 rows around the  edges of each of the meringue circles to build the rims of the nest. 

 

7.  Bake for 1 hour or until firm and dry. Cool on wire racks before using.

 

Fill with ice cream or soft fruit.


 

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Bake - To cook in an enclosed oven

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