Mini strawberry meringues
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- 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
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.