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Mini Meringues Recipe

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    These mini meringues are very quick and easy to make – and taste delicious with strawberries, raspberries, blueberries or any summer fruit, as well as with bananas all year round. A perfect pudding for toddlers, pre-school children as well as older children and adults too, serve them with ice cream or cream – yummy!!
    Mini Meringues

    Ingredients
    • 2 large egg whites
    • Pinch of salt
    • 100g caster sugar
    • ½ teaspoon cornflour
    • ½ teaspoon vanilla essence
    • ½ teaspoon lemon juice
    This will make about 20 or so mini meringues or 1 medium meringue suitable for making a fruit pavlova.

    How to Make Mini Meringues
    1. Preheat the oven to Gas Mark 1, 140°C or 275°F and cover a couple of flat baking trays with grease proof paper.
    2. Put the egg whites into a large mixing bowl, add the salt and whisk with an electric mixer until stiff.
    3. Add the sugar gradually, whisking until very stiff.
    4. Stir in the cornflour, vanilla essence and lemon juice.
    5. Using a heaped teaspoon as a size guide (or larger if you prefer), spoon the mixture onto the baking trays.
    6. Bake for approx. 50 mins – 1 hour. The meringues are cooked when they look pale creamy brown and are hard to touch.
    7. Remove from oven & leave to completely cool before peeling off meringues.
    8. Serve with strawberries or fruit of your choice and ice cream or cream.

    To make a pavlova, follow the same instructions as above, but spoon all the mixture onto 1 baking tray into an approx. 3 cm deep circle. It will probably take a little longer to cook. When the meringue is cold, spread whipped cream over the top and then cover with fruit for a scrummy pudding!
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