I was planning for the coffee contest. I have never made a meringue and hence thought of making a coffee meringue. I started of really well.
But at a point things went out of hand and i tried rectifying it. Then eventually it turned out to be a real mess.
I have planned to make meringue again with the tips that you guys give. So here is how you shouldn't make a meringue.
If you have some tips on meringues do help me out. Thanks in advance!
Step 1: Ingredients
3 Egg Whites
175g Caster Sugar
1 Tablespoon of Freshly Ground Coffee
1 Tsp - Vanilla Essence
Electric MixerPiping Bag and Nozzle
Step 2: Whisk White
Whisk your egg whites together to form soft peaks – this is when the eggs form to make little clouds.
I was so happy at this point. So happy to see the fluffy whites.
Step 3: Add Sugar
Add in your sugar: slowly and bit by bit. As you add your sugar, you will see the meringues start to become glossy and shiny.
This is where I went wrong. I think I whisked too much with sugar. I lost all my airy whites. They became liquid and watery.
I was like "Oh".
Step 4: Batter
To save the thickness I added some All purpose flour. This was just to get the thickness to the batter.
Added the vanilla essence and gave a good mix.
Step 5: Bake It
Spoon meringue in 1 1/2- to 2-inch-wide mounds, about 1 inch apart, onto cooking parchment-lined or buttered and floured 12- by 15-inch baking sheets.
Take a lined baking tray and start piping out your mixture. Make a small mound before the flick. Bake at 120 degree Celsius for 15 minutes.
Note: My batter went real flat in the oven. But still I expected a cookie texture out of it.
Step 6: Epic Failure
My meringue ( so called cookies) was out from the oven. I was fine with the brown shade it got on the top.
But ya here comes the next epic failure. I couldn't get the meringue/cookie out of the oven.
I tried soft in the beginning. It wouldn't come out. I left my hope.
Bought my knife to get it out of my baking tray.
Ended up murdering my cookies. Lol! I gave up.
So guys, my first mistake I guess it I over whisked my egg whites. Later on, the other mistakes followed on by trying to make my meringues into cookies.
If you have some tips on meringues do help me out.