Tuesday, June 25, 2013

New easy meringues (nouvelles meringues faciles)

Because I couldn't stand on a failure !
Because I'M THE MASTER IN MY KITCHEN, once for all !
Because I can't accept that EGGS beat me !
Because I'm a winner !
...And most of all, because my mother gave me this and I couldn't say no :


... I've decided to try once again to give a beautiful form to my meringues. Remember, my easy meringues ?  Here they come again. And this time, I want you to do them with me and we'll SUCCEED !

Yeah, baby ! All together !

Here what you'll need :
  • 4 eggs whites
  • 250 gramme sof white sugar
  • 1 vanilla pod or 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract (I used both of them)
  • A pinch of salt.
Your oven must be preheated at 150°C (300°F / Th4)


Step 1 : 
Carefully, separate whites from yolks. There mustn't be any yolks in them. Add a pinch of salt. 


Step 2 : 
Whisk them until they become tough. There must be "birds peaks", as we say in French "Bec d'oiseau" and when you put them upside down, they must not fall. Cross fingers ...



Step 3 :
Cut your vanilla pod in two and with a knife's tip, recover the grains and add the to the sugar. No problem if it's not real well stirred at the moment. 


Step 4 :
Then, LITTLE BY LITTLE, whisking each time, pour the sugar into the whites, until combined. 


Step 5 :
End with vanilla extract. 


Then, THE COMPLICATED PART BEGINS ! 

Step 6 : 
Use a piping bag ... I failed at this step, do you remember ?
But I found a solution ! 

Use a high jar and follow me on this short video, that my daughter made : 

video


Then, you can play to form some little meringues or, as my children said : snowmen's pooh ... 
Children don't have any respect for their parents ! 


And finally ... 

Step 7 :
In the oven for 50 minutes, if they are small or 1 hour if they are a little bit bigger.  
Don't open the oven during the cooking time ! 



Believe me, please : they are VER VERY EASY to make. If meringues use to scare you (booooh ! Scary meringues !), those ones are for you. 
Trust me. 
If you don't want to make them with this form, you can make them much more simply : meringues for hopeless.


Recapitulative : 
  • 4 eggs whites
  • 250 gramme sof white sugar
  • 1 vanilla pod or 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract (I used both of them)
  • A pinch of salt.
Your oven must be preheated at 150°C (300°F / Th4)
Carefully, separate whites from yolks. There mustn't be any yolks in them. Add a pinch of salt. 

Whisk them until they become tough. There must be "birds peaks".

Cut your vanilla pod in two and with a knife's tip, recover the grains and add the to the sugar. No problem if it's not real well stirred at the moment. 

Then, LITTLE BY LITTLE, whisking each time, pour the sugar into the whites, until combined. 

End with vanilla extract. 

Use a piping bag .

In the oven for 50 minutes, if they are small or 1 hour if they are a little bit bigger.  
Don't open the oven during the cooking time ! 

4 comments:

  1. Great work! They look excellent. It just goes to show that a little patience and practice will lead to success! Now you can try different flavors, like cocoa, right?

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    1. Thank you, T.W ! And for those who know me, believe them, patience is not my first quality !! :D
      I never tried with cocoa. Did you ?

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  2. Dear Axelle, What good instructions and results. I want to taste one and maybe one day make them. ;-)
    love and prayers, jep

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    1. Trust me, Jep, everybody can do those meringues :)
      Friendly.

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