With it being January, I’m trying to be healthy like many others, so what better to make than a batch of mini meringues. Those of you who ever go on Pinterest or follow American baking blogs will see that I have been inspired by the beautiful meringues made by Bakers Royale. I wish mine looked that good though!
Mini meringues or meringue nests make great light desserts, whether on their own, or with fruit compote or chopped fruit, or with Greek yogurt. Of course you can pimp them up with lashings of whipped cream if you so desire too!
At only 50 calories each, you can have a couple of these without guilt. They are so pretty to look at, you will be thinking of spring and summer and fresh fruit before you know it.
They go down well with the children too, and would be perfect for a tea party alongside little cakes. Perhaps you could pair them with some marbledl mini cakes for another little treat.
Recipe and method:
The recipe and method I used was this recipe for Ultimate meringue from BBC Good Food. I used medium eggs instead of large, and slightly less (10 g) sugar. I also used strawberry milkshake icing sugar from Sugar and Crumbs.
Once the icing sugar has been folded in, I added a few squeezes of red gel colouring. This was gently swirled in but not so much it all turns pink.
I then simply used two dessertspoons to make the meringues and followed the rest of the recipe.
I will freeze some so I can have treats all month!
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