Recipe

Swirl meringues

Brilliant bite-sized meringues.

  • 15 mins preparation
  • 1 hr 30 mins cooking
  • Makes 12 Item
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Gorgeous light meringues swirled with food colouring to create a pretty marbled effect. Perfect for gifts, kids parties or just to brighten your day.

Ingredients

Swirl meringues
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon cornflour
  • food colouring, pink and yellow

Method

Swirl meringues
  • 1
    Preheat oven to slow, 150°C. Line two oven trays with baking paper.
  • 2
    In a large, clean bowl, using an electric mixer, beat egg whites until soft peaks form. Gradually add sugar, one tablespoon at a time, beating until sugar dissolves and mixture is stiff, thick and glossy. Beat in vanilla, vinegar and cornflour.
  • 3
    Divide meringue into two bowls. Sprinkle droplets of pink food colouring over mixture in one bowl. Repeat with yellow food colouring in remaining mixture.
  • 4
    Using a tablespoon, scoop out individual meringues onto trays, allowing room for spreading (food colouring will swirl through mixture as you scoop).
  • 5
    Bake 45 minutes. Reduce oven to very slow, 120°C, and bake 40-45 minutes. Cool in a turned-off oven, with the door ajar, to allow meringues to dry out completely.

Notes

For chocolate meringues, replace food colouring with 60g melted dark chocolate. Cool slightly and drizzle over meringue mixture before spooning out onto trays.

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