Frugal recipes - Economical Meringues
This recipe is great if you have a party to organize. Sweet filled meringues can look great as part of spread no matter if it’s for a child’s party or for a posh wedding reception. Using different fresh fruit as toppings will provide great choice that everyone will enjoy.
1 egg white
1 cup caster sugar
1 tsp. vinegar
2 tablespoons boiling water
1 tsp baking powder
Pre-heat oven to 110 - 120° C
Put mixing bowl in warm water in the sink. Add the egg white and cover with the sugar. Add vinegar and boiling water to the mix and beat with an electric hand mixer until the mixture is very stiff.
Now fold in the baking powder slowly.
lace mixture into a piping bag and Pipe your desired shapes onto trays lined with baking paper and bake 1½ hours. In the oven.
Alternatively, drop dessertspoonfuls onto trays.
Leave space for them to spread a little.
You will be amazed at the number of meringues you get from this recipe - they are white and crispy just like bought meringues.
Very good to pipe mini pavlova shapes about 7 - 8 cm across and then fill with cream and fruit.
Comment from Kate
When I was growing up I remember going shopping with my mum who bought readymade Meringues from the supermarket. She would pipe cream into them and then top with fresh fruit. They were delicious and naughty.
I do remember the Meringues costing quite a bit though, especially as my mum used to buy lots of them for parties. This frugal recipe would have saved her a lot of money and she was a good cook so she would have found it easy to knock these together.
Thank you for suggesting this recipe, recipes which are tried and tested are the best ones.
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