I did a little baking over the weekend, and I’m happy to say they came out good! I have tried making meringues before, but egg whites are a finnicky ingredient, andΒ don’t usually like me. I used a recipe that had been tried a lot, and had lots of helpful tips. I didn’t double the recipe this time, and I wanted to try it as it called for chocolate chips which I still had lots of! You can find the original recipeΒ here.

Let’s start baking!

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
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Not too many ingredients this time round

First things first, get the egg whites. I have a weird technique, I make a small hole at the top, then slowly pour out the whites. Once most is out, I get the yolk out and set it aside in another bowl. It works for me, but there’s probably better techniques out there.

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Tomorrow, you will be an omelette

Now you add the salt, cream of tartar and vanilla.

Now beat it! I use my handy little egg beater as it’s a lot faster. It takes ages to beat together egg whites otherwise.

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Keep going till you get little peaks.

Now, gradually add the sugar, and keep mixing! The sugar made it hard to keep using the egg beater, so I switched to a whisk. Keep mixing until the batter makes peaks and they don’t fall down.

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Looking creamy and delicious

Now fold in the chocolate chips.

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Scoop them up in spoonfuls and place on the lined trays. I tried to make them look nice, but after a while I gave up.

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Bake for about 20 minutes at 150 degrees. I kept checking on them, as you only want them lightly browned. I also swapped the trays after 10 minutes, as it gets hotter at the top of the oven and I wanted to keep them even.

Meringues! They made our little flat smell so good as they baked too. That’s a major bonus to me.

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They all had crazy shapes, but again, they tasted so good. I love meringues, they melt in your mouth, and having the chocolate chips made it so much better! Let’s have a closer look at all the crazy shapes.

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Delicious, spiky looking meringues!!

Have you guys ever tried making meringues before? How’d it go? I’d love to know!

Angela.

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25 thoughts on “Let’s Bake! (Meringues Edition)

    1. Aww thanks Shanika!! I read a comment on the recipe that humidity can mess with the egg whites, so I made them in the evening and hardly any troubles! It’s definitely trial and error though πŸ™‚

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