Soft Meringues with Fruit and Cream
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Light and airy dessert perfect after a heavy meal.
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Australian
Serves: 8
  • 5 egg whites
  • 1¼ cup caster sugar
  • 1 scant teaspoon white vinegar
  • Whipped cream, sliced fruit or berries and passionfruit to serve
  1. Preheat oven to 115C / 239F
  2. Place room temperature egg whites into a mixing bowl and whip with a balloon whisk until frothy.
  3. S l o w l y add the sugar while beating on high
  4. Continue beating until you can't feel the sugar when you put a bit of meringue between your fingers.
  5. Either spoon or pipe the meringues onto a baking tray covered with baking paper or a silpat. I used a spoon because I wanted it to be quick and rustic.
  6. Bake for 1 to 1½ hours, depending upon how crunchy you want the outside of your meringues. I like mine crunchy.
  7. When the time is up, turn off the oven and leave the meringues in the oven to cool. (if you need the oven they can come out - I leave them in there because my mother left them in there)
  8. Top with whipped cream, sliced fruit and a drizzle of passionfruit
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