Saturday, 9 January 2010


I made these meringues and this time tried them with normal table sugar rather than caster sugar. My dear friend Ozlem in Turkey mention that her meringues were not turning out right using normal sugar, so this is for you Ozlem, hope you like them.

  • 3 large egg whites
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 level tsp of cream of tartar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped pistachios or walnuts
  • 1/2 cup chocolate drops or grated chocolate
Preheat the oven to 150 C. Line the baking tray with greaseproof paper.
  • Beat the egg whites until fluffy and foamy in a bowl. Make sure the utensils and the bowl is completely grease free.
  • Add cream of tartar and vanilla. Beat until soft peaks.
  • Sprinkle sugar little at a time, beat until the mixture is shiny and stiff peaks are formed.
  • Fold in chocolate and the chopped nuts.
  • Place a 1 heaped tsp on baking tray leaving 1-2 cm space between the meringues.
  • Bake for 20- 30 minutes. Leave in the oven to cool completely. Makes 40- 42

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