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
Mini strawberry meringues
  • Ready in: 120 mins
  • Serves: 12
  • Price: 20p per serving
Nutritional Info
Each 45g serving contains
  • Fat high
    7.9g
    11%
  • Saturates high
    4.9g
    25%
  • Sugars high
    10.6g
    12%
  • Salt low
    traceg
    <1%
  • Energy 498KJ 119KCAL
    6%
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.