Though i am not a fan of baking with eggs but sometimes, few things attract you to such an extent that couldn't stop yourself from doing that. One such tempting thing was meringue kisses for me. Whenever i see these beauties , they lure me to make them. So finally i overcame my baking without egg rule and tried these awesome gorgeous beauties . And to my surprise they came out almost perfect, not only in look but in texture too. I am jumping with joy to see them. My kids are super happy to have these and are proudly sharing with their friends too.
I am sharing my recipe here and hope you all will love to try it. It is so simple to try with minimum required ingredients.
Time: 2-3 hrs
Yield: 40-45 pieces, depending on size
2 egg whites ( at room temp)
1/2 cup fine granules sugar
1/2 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp vanilla essence
Gel food colours of your choice
First of all take eggwhites in a big bowl and beat at low to medium speed with a hand beater till it becomes little foamy. Add lemon juice and continue beating.
Add sugar little by little with your beater on. Now increase the speed of beater and beat till stiff peaks are formed.
Refer below pic for understanding stiff peak.
**Never over beat your egg mixture otherwise it will become runny .
Now take a big piping bag fitted with big round/star nozzel.
For colourful pattern , take little gel colours with toothpick and make vertical lines at some distance, inside the piping bag. Now fill it with prepared meringue.
On a baking tray lined with butter paper, pipe 1 1/2 - 2 inch size meringue kisses.
Now bake it in a preheated oven at 100°C for 1 hr 30 mins or till it can be easily lifted without sticking to the butter paper.
Let it cool inside the oven with door slightly open.
When it cooled down completely , store in an airtight jar.
*It will remain good at room temp for 3-4 days. You can keep it in refrigerator or freezer for longer life.
*If you want your meringue kisses of one single colour then can add colour while beating.
So bake these beauties and enjoy with your tea or give in kids snacks box. You can prepare a big batch and store in freezer and enjoy chilled crispies whenever you want.
Do try this simple yet delicious recipe and dont forget to share your experience with me. Your comments and suggestions meant a lot to me.