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Hard Meringues Recipe

Hard Meringues is a popular Continental Dessert
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On :
Thursday, 17 April, 2014
Category :
Festive Recipe
Course :
Dessert Recipe
Cuisine :
Continental Recipe
Technique :
Bake Recipe
Difficulty :
Hard
Servings :
Serves 8
RATINGs :
Rated 4 based on 100 votes
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Ingredients

  • 6 - Egg whites, at room temperature
  • 1/2 ml (1/8 tsp) - Cream of tartar
  • 500 ml (2 cups) - Sugar
  • 5 ml (1 tsp) - vanilla extract
  • 15 ml (1 tbsp) - white Vinegar
  • How to Make Hard Meringues:

    1. Preheat oven to 140 C(275 F). Grease 2 baking sheets.
    2. In a large mixing bowl, beat egg whites with electric mixer until foamy.
    3. Add cream of tartar and continue beating until soft peaks form.
    4. Gradually add sugar, 30 ml (2 tbsp) at a time, beating constantly until sugar is dissolved.
    5. Add vanilla, vinegar and beat until whites are very stiff and shiny, about 10 minutes more.
    6. Place about 125 ml (1/2 cup) meringue on baking sheet.
    7. Using your hands, pull the meringue into a peak.
    8. Smooth the sides and repeat with remaining meringue.
    9. Alternatively, pipe meringue onto baking sheet using a pastry bag.
    10. Bake until meringues are lightly browned, for about 45 minutes.
    11. Cool completely on wire racks.



     

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