Meringue nests

Meringue nests

These meringues are baked longer at a lower temperature for crispness, but crumble when you bite into them.

By , 21 September 2015
Meringue nests
  • Ready in: 120 mins
  • Serves: 4
  • Price: 53p per serving
Nutritional Info
Each 67g serving contains
  • Fat med
    10.1g
    14%
  • Saturates high
    6.2g
    31%
  • Sugars high
    17.4g
    19%
  • Salt low
    0.07g
    1%
  • Energy 703KJ 168KCAL
    8%
of your reference intake.
Typical energy values per 100g: 1049kJ/251kcal.
Ingredients
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 125g icing sugar
  • 150ml double cream, whipped
  • 100g strawberries
  • 100g cherries
Method
  • Pre-heat the oven to 120C/100C Fan/Gas 1/2. With a pencil, draw 4 circles, 10cm across, on a sheet of baking paper. Turn the paper over and use to line a baking tray. Quarter-fill a large pan with water. Heat to a simmer.

  • Put the egg whites in a heatproof bowl and whisk until frothy - use an electric mixer on low speed. Switch off the beaters. Add the icing sugar and stir to mix.

  • Put the bowl over the pan of water, making sure the base of the bowl is above the water. Whisk until the mixture is thick and holds its shape - this may take up to 10 minutes. Remove from the pan. Whisk for 2 minutes more.

  • Pipe the mixture into the circles on the baking paper, to form 4 nests. Bake for 1 hour 15 minutes, or until they can be easily lifted off the tray.

  • Once cool, fill with the cream and fruit.