There’s little in life as delicous as a home-made meringue, especially when they’re served with whipped cream *sigh*
I made these meringues for our Halloween Harry Potter party and thought that the strawberry swirl would make them look suitably ghoulish. I called them ‘Bloodthirsty Meringues’ and they didn’t last long at all!
They’re super-simple to make. Just make regular meringues and swirl some strawberry sauce through the mixture before you pop them into the oven. The strawberry sauce makes for a slightly gooey strawberry-flavoured toffee-type swirl on the top of the powdery meringue. Yum!
- 3 egg whites
- 175g white caster sugar
- Strawberry sauce (like the kind you put on ice-cream)
Preheat your oven to 140°C/fan120°C/gas 1. Whisk your egg whites until they form stiff peaks.
Then add half the sugar (one tablespoon at a time) whilst continuing to whisk. Then fold the remaining sugar into the mixture.
Use a spoon to dollop swirled piles of meringue onto a baking sheet. Squirt a little strawberry sauce on top of each meringue and swirl through the mixture with a fork.
Bake in the oven for 3 hours, then turn off the oven and leave the meringues in there until completely cold. Keep in an airtight container or bag until ready to serve.