Quick & Easy

Berry swirl meringues

Mums spend so much time looking after everyone, why not return the favour? Celebrate Mother’s Day in style with a special afternoon tea shared with close friends and family.
24 Item
10M
1H 15M
1H 25M

Ingredients

Method

1.Preheat the oven to 120ºC. Line two trays with baking paper.
2.In a very clean electric mixing bowl, beat the egg whites on medium-high speed until white, foamy and holding medium peaks.
3.Slowly sprinkle in 1 tablespoon of caster sugar at a time, while beating until thick, white and glossy – this will take about 8-10 minutes.
4.Sprinkle over the strawberry powder and carefully fold into the meringue, leaving ripples and swirls.
5.Dollop spoonfuls onto the trays, leaving a little room for them to expand. Bake for 30 minutes, then reduce heat to 100ºC for the last 40 minutes or until dry and hollow-feeling.
6.Turn off heat and leave to cool in the oven with the door ajar.
7.For berry sauce, simmer the jam with water until warm and glossy.
8.Serve meringues with cream and berry sauce.

These meringues are a real treat. If you can’t find strawberry powder, swirl in 1 tablespoon of runny strawberry jam instead. It won’t be quite as pretty, but will taste divine. Serve with plenty of cream and berry sauce, or sandwich together with whipped cream.

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