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Making Meringues

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Sweet and light cookie-like desserts, meringue recipes are first found in a French cookbook by Massialot, published in 1692. Although my meringues might not be as authentic, they're still airy, delicious, and a family favorite. After making a school project about them, I decided to upload my recipe here as well :)

EDIT: Wow, thanks so much for all the favorites & the feature, guys! Means a lot ~
 
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Step 1: Ingredients & Tools

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Ingredients:

3 egg whites
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract

Tools:

2 cookie sheets
Tin foil
Egg beater
Cup & small plastic plate (for separating egg whites)
Measuring cups/tools (3/4 cup & 1/4 tsp)
Oven (duh)

Step 2: Preparation

Preheat the oven to 250 degrees (Fahrenheit) and line the 2 cookie sheets with tin foil.

Step 3: Beat egg whites

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Put all 3 egg whites in the large bowl. Beat the egg whites for about 5 minutes. At first they seem really small and thin, and clear. As you beat them, they'll get aerated and become larger, stiffer, and more opaque. When you take your mixer out of the batter, it should form small peaks. If it doesn't, mix them for a little longer and try again.

To separate my egg whites from the yolks, I cracked each egg on a small plate, and put a cup over it. Then I lifted the cup up slightly while over the bowl, holding the cup just enough above the plate to allow white to escape, while trapping the yolk. I'm sure there are other methods as well, though.
yordisco8 months ago
Awesome recipe. Thank you for share!!!!
Nantto1 year ago
I used to eat this when I was a child, thank you so much for the recipe!
charchar2 (author)  Nantto1 year ago
No problem! Enjoy.
yordisco1 year ago
Thank you!!!! I love this and my kids too.
charchar2 (author)  yordisco1 year ago
You're welcome -- glad you like it!
gracie24681 year ago
Looks yum
charchar2 (author)  gracie24681 year ago
Thanks!
Thank you. This is the same recipe I used when I was a little girl. I have seen these for sale in the store, but I know they taste so much better fresh.
charchar2 (author)  deevanderheiden1 year ago
You're welcome!
Yeah, they definitely do taste better fresh ;)
great! if you need a constant low temperature during that hour you can try the meringues solution for your oven ;-)
charchar2 (author)  andrea biffi1 year ago
Ooh, cool! That definitely seems helpful.
Yummy! You can flavor these too right?
charchar2 (author)  Penolopy Bulnick1 year ago
Hmm, that's a good question. I've never tried it -- I'd assume you can though! Let me know if you do, I'd love to hear how it turns out :)