Today I decided to make meringues because, well, why not? I've always loved these sweet, crunchy, and relatively low-calorie treats but have never made them before. As it was my first attempt, I followed the recipe pretty much verbatim from here except I used superfine sugar instead of granulated. It was really, really simple and a lot of fun! What is really great about this recipe is that it required only four ingredients: Egg whites, cream of tartar, vanilla extract, and sugar. So though I had to go to Giant this time to pick up some parchment paper, now that I have some, I can make this again at a moment's notice (though admittedly it does take 90 minutes to bake).
I loved watching the egg white mixture turn into marshmallow fluff!
I don't have a piping bag, so, as the recipe suggested, I just used a gallon sized ziplock which worked surprisingly well.
They kind of look like marshmallow peeps. Lined up and ready to be baked!
The recipe made more than 100 meringues of various sizes. They tasted great! The texture was perfect. They are airy and brittle as you bite into them and then simply melt away in your mouth. Next time I might use a little less sugar though because they are a bit sweet, but overall, I think it was a success.
My head is buzzing from a MASSIVE sugar overload.