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Baby Meringues

By Chelsea's team of cooks, added 11 April 2011

Difficulty Medium This recipe isKid Friendly RecipePrep time20 minutes RecipeCooking Time 45 minutes

  • Baby Meringues

Like adult ones, but smaller! They are light, airy and crispy.
Slightly sweet with a hint of flavour or colour of your choice... they look cute stacked on the dessert table.

Recipe Rating: 4


6 egg whites
2 cups Chelsea Caster Sugar
1 tsp vanilla essence
1 tsp white vinegar
1 tsp cornflour
Pink food colouring
Blue food colouring
Whipped cream to serve or Dairy Free Berry Sauce (see tip below)


In a large bowl (not plastic) beat egg whites until soft peaks form. Gradually, add the Caster sugar very slowly. The mixture should be getting thick with each addition. The whole sugar adding process should take at least 10 minutes. Beat in the essence, vinegar and cornflour.
Put half of the mixture into a separate bowl and, using a few drops of food colouring, colour one bowl pink and the other blue. Spoon mixture out into little 'blobs' onto a baking paper covered tray. Bake in a low 110°C - 120°C oven for 45 minutes.
The meringues should lift off the paper easily.
Cool on a wire rack and jam together with whipped cream, when cold.

Tip: For a dairy free alternative omit the cream and instead drizzle with berry sauce (blitz fresh or frozen berries with a little icing sugar in a food processor). Pour onto meringues just before serving, garnish with extra berries. The fruit will complement the sweetness of the meringues.

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    First time ever I made Merginues I used this recipe and they were a hit. I got lots of compliments. Awesome !!!