Tuesday, May 06, 2008

M e r i n g u e J a r

Everytime I make desserts that requires lots of eggyolks, can't help but make meringues which became my son's favorite. I try not to make too many because he can actually finish a whole jar of these. The candy is simple made from eggwhites, granulated sugar, cream of tartar as a stabilizer and a little vanilla for flavor . Whipped up to stiff peak stage, you can actually pipe different shapes, I used a crown tip for large rustic rosettes and baked at 250 F for 1 1/2 hours. Meringues should be kept in an airtight container since sugar is hygroscopic ( one that absorbs moisture) . We should always utilize all the ingredients left after baking so there will be no waist.


toni said...

Meringues... they're so light that you don't notice how much you've eaten already! :)