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I have hatched the idea of Cooking Class Mondays! Yeah! Each Monday I will share a favourite cooking or kitchen technique. Often it will be simple and sometimes it will be more detailed. Are you prepared for this journey with me? I hope so. Here we go! Join as a Follower or Subscribe to my blog so you don't miss any of these great ideas.
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Use only a grease-free glass or metal mixing bowl. Any fat in the egg whites will inhibit the meringue. Plastic bowls hold oils and therefore are not good for beating egg whites.
Beat whites until foamy and then add cream of tartar. Cream of tartar acts as a stabilizer for the meringue.
If you are making a pie with meringue, be sure to spread the meringue evenly over the filling right to the crust so that it doesn't shrink when you slip it under the broier to toast it lightly.
Angel Food Cake www.epicurious.com
- 1 1/2 cups egg whites (11 to 12 large eggs)
- 1 1/2 cups (150 g) sifted confectioners sugar (sift before measuring)
- 1 cup (100 g) sifted cake flour (not self-rising; sift before measuring)
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 teaspoons cream of tartar
- 1 cup (200 g) granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
Beat whites until frothy. Add cream of tartar and beat at medium speed until they form soft peaks. Add granulated sugar gradually, beating and continue beating just until whites form soft peaks. Beat in vanilla.
Fold in dry ingredients one quarter at a time with a rubber spatula.
Gently pour batter into ungreased tube pan. Smooth to make even.
Bake until top is light golden, cake retracts a bit from pan and springs back when touched lightly, and a tester comes out clean, 40 to 45 minutes.
Here is a Gallery of Other Desserts that have been made with Meringues. The recipe name is a link to the recipe on my blog.
Oeufs la Neige
Meringue Filled Coffee Cake
Valentine's Meringues and Pavlova