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Meringue - please can I have your best foolproof recipes?

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mishymoo Thu 21-Aug-08 12:05:48

I am thinking of making a meringue gateau type dessert on the weekend with whipped cream and fresh fruit but my meringue mixture never quite turns out right!

Any help or useful tips would be greatly appreciated!

TIA smile

weebleswobble Thu 21-Aug-08 12:11:10

I use one egg white to 2oz caster sugar. Whip the whites until very stiff then gradually beat in the sugar. You'll get a lovely crispy texture. It's from a very old cook book I found years ago.

I can't be faffing with bicarb or vinegar which a lot of recipes state.

RubySlippers Thu 21-Aug-08 12:11:47

The trick is to leave it in the (off) oven overnight to make sure it really dries out and don't put the cream and fruit on until the last minute

you need a vinegar and cornflour mix to make it chewy in the middle and crisp on the outside

Delia or Nigella have good basic pavlova recipes

weebleswobble Thu 21-Aug-08 12:12:09

Use four whites and 8 oz caster sugar for a large dessert.

mishymoo Thu 21-Aug-08 12:13:20

ooh Weebles that sounds foolproof - will give that a try!

Thanks Ruby - will look online if Weebles recipe doesn't agree with me!

Thanks again

weebleswobble Thu 21-Aug-08 12:16:38

No pressure Mishy but I gave this recipe to a friend of mine who is hopeless in the kitchen and managed to make a success of it grin Be sure to let us know!

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