Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 4 mins

From Phil Vickery's Proof of the Pudding. These are a little sweeter than regular meringues and are not especially pretty, but are fine for using in recipes where they get crushed up. Not yet tried.


  1. Lightly beat the egg with a fork and gradually mix in enough icing sugar to make a stiff dough. The dough needs to be pliable but not sticky.
  2. Mould into small balls the size of a walnut.
  3. Cover a large microwaveable plate with a circle of baking parchment.
  4. Arrange four of the meringue balls on top of the parchment, placing them a good distance apart from one another.
  5. Cook on high power (700w) for about 1 - 1.5 mins or until the meringues are puffed up and firm.
  6. Repeat with the remaining mixture.
  7. Allow to cool.