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.
29 Aug 2016
Almost 9-10 years back, I tasted kachumbar salad for very first time in a restaurant and from that day I became a die hard fan of it. I frequently prepare it at my home and everyone loves it. But the day my doctor told me of hypothyroid and elevated cholesterol level , I decided to replace atleast some of my meal with some zero oil healthy version. And the first name came to my mind was kachumbar salad. Then I started to wonder , how I can add some more health and taste to my regular salad to make it more delicious as well as healthy too. I never liked sprouts but when I added moong sprouts in my salad then it really tasted far better or you can say much delicious to resist it. From that very day, this became a meal replacement for me in a healthy and yummy way.
If you are looking for a diet recipe with deliciousness at the same time then this is for you. Just try it , you will love it to have anytime without any second thought.
Recipe is given below, do try and don't forget to tell your experience with me.
SPROUTED MOONG AND PEANUTS KACHUMBAR SALAD
Serves: 2 ( big)
Time: 10 mins
1 cup sprouted moong
2 medium cucumber, finely chopped
1 medium carrot, grated
2 slices Apple, finely chopped ( optional)
1-2 green chiles, finely chopped
1 tbsp green coriander leaves, finely chopped
Black pepper powder, as per taste
1/4 tsp Black salt
Chaat masala, as per taste
Lemon juice, as per taste
Salt , as per taste
1/2 cup roasted peanuts
First of all steam sprouted moong till semi cooked or microwave with some water for 4-5 minutes. Drain all water from sprout and let it cool.
Now add all ingredients together and mix well. Adjust seasoning according to your taste.
While serving ,add peanuts and serve immedietly. Your super yum and healthy dish is ready to fill you .
You can have it with evening tea/ breakfast or replace your dinner or lunch with it. If you are willing to loose some extra pounds then this is best meal replacement for you. So delicious yet healthy and zero oil dish , you can prepare in minutes.
** Don't add peanuts too early, otherwise they will get soggy and will not taste as good as you want.
So always add peanuts while serving.
** You can also add onions, capsicum , spring onions etc as per your taste to make your salad more personalized to your taste buds.
Do try this delicious treat and share your experience with me. Please pour your valuable comments and suggestions here, they meant a lot.