Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Perfect Summer Meringues | Recipe



Would you just look at me mind, hitting 'publish' on a bloody recipe blog post, get a load of that. I am going up in the world. You better believe it.

Being the heavily pregnant, hormonal little wench that I am at the moment, honestly, this is no exaggeration - if anything I am fully playing this down, I have been what I like to call; a hungry miserable bitch - I have had many upon many of cravings during the whole pregnancy. One thats stuck though is meringues. The last time I had one I was about 7 years old at my step dads mums house on a Sunday afternoon. Marvellous. 

So over the past few months I'd been buying a silly amount of packs, wasting an awful lot of money because y'know, not an essential on your food shop but apparently I needed 5 boxes just incase I 'ran out'. I did. 5 boxes gone within a week. Yep. That happened. 

Anyway, whilst wasting so much money, my nan visited me recently and told me they're actually super easy to make at home, so off she went whizzing around the kitchen making a batch for me, & my oh my they are SO EFFING GOOD. So good that I had to share her recipe with you incase like me you are a meringue obsessive this summer.


INGREDIENTS

- 3 Large Eggs (just the whites)

- 175g Caster Sugar (white)

- 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract



METHOD

- Preheat your oven to 140°C/fan120°C/gas 1

- Separate egg whites, whisk them to form stiff peaks (use an electric whisk!)

- Slowly add the sugar, 1tbsp at a time 

- Add the vanilla extract

- Mixture should be stiff, and look glossy

- Spoon mixture onto baking tray (lined with baking paper), my Nans a perfectionist and made her own little peaks and spent ages making them look prettybut you don't need to be this pretentious hahah.

- Bake for 1 1/4 hours for a chewy meringue, or 1 1/2 for crunchy. 

- Allow to cool down then demolish every single one like I did. In 2 days. Yep.






These have honestly been a godsend this summer, I've paired mine with fresh fruit and I am truly addicted, they don't half look impressive too! My nan is an absolute gem in the kitchen, how cute do they look?!

Sophxo

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14 comments:

  1. wow these look amazing, will be sure to try these out!

    Lotte | www.lottebeautybox.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. they were lovely! my nans a love xo

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  2. I saw these on your Instagram earlier! They look so delicious and perfect for summer xx

    Lauren | itslaurenvictoria.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. ah thank you love, ill be sure to let nan know haha! xx

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  3. wow these look so yummy, perfect for summer xx

    cristynottingham.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. Your meringues look so perfect !
    https://afrenchgirlsthoughts.blogspot.fr

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  5. These look so yummy:)

    Emily xo
    www.emilynewstead.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. These are so easy to make! They look yummy too! xx

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    1. aren't they?! I used to think they were really complicated haha xo

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  7. They look amazing, might make these for a summer party I am having next weekend :)

    http://whattaylorbuys.blogspot.co.uk/

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  8. Wow these look soo yummy! I love a good meringue with some fresh fruit and cream xo

    Char | www.charslittleblog.co.uk

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