Mini strawberry meringues

Mini strawberry meringues

You can prepare these meringues up to 4-5 days in advance for a really quick and simple dessert.

By , 21 September 2015

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Mini strawberry meringues
  • 2 Hours

  • Serves: 12

  • Price: 20p per serving

Nutritional Info
Each 45g serving contains
  • Energy

    498KJ

    119KCAL

    6%
  • Fat

    7.9g

    high

    11%
  • Saturates

    4.9g

    high

    25%
  • Sugars

    10.6g

    high

    12%
  • Salt

    traceg

    low

    <1%
of your reference intake.
Typical energy values per 100g: 1107kJ/264kcal.
Ingredients
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 115g caster sugar
  • 1/2 tsp white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 level tsp cornflour
  • Home2Bake Red Professional Icing Colour, optional
  • 200ml double cream
  • 6 strawberries, green tops removed and halved
Method
  • Pre-heat the oven to 140C/120C Fan/Gas 1. Line two baking trays with baking paper. Put the egg whites in a clean bowl, making sure no yolk is in with the whites. Whisk with an electric mixer on low for 2 minutes, then whisk on high to stiff, glossy peaks. Gradually add the sugar, whisking until stiff again after each addition.

  • Mix the vinegar with the cornflour. Add a dab of colour, if using, and stir until mixed. Add to the meringue and whisk until just blended.

  • Put heaped teaspoons of the mixture on the trays and shape into nests, hollowing out the centres with the back of a teaspoon. Bake for 1 hour or until they can be easily lifted off the paper. Turn off the oven and leave inside to cool.

  • Whip the cream until it just holds its shape and put a spoonful in each meringue case. Put a strawberry half on each meringue to decorate.

  • Top tip: Short on time? Use Asda Extra Special Meringue Nests, then follow from step 3.