Meringue Snowflakes

Recipe by Annacia
READY IN: 35mins
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 2
    egg whites
  • 14
    teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1
    dash salt
  • 12
    cup superfine sugar
  • decorator sugar (white or light blue)
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DIRECTIONS

  • Place egg whites in a medium bowl.
  • Let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.
  • Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper or foil.
  • Draw six 3-1/2-inch circles on each sheet of paper or foil.
  • Set aside.
  • FOR MERINGUE:
  • Add cream of tartar and salt to egg whites.
  • Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until soft peaks forms (tips curl).
  • Gradually add the 1/2 cup superfine sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating on high speed until stiff peaks form ( tips stand straight) and sugar is nearly dissolved.
  • Transfer meringue to a decorating bag fitted with a 3/8-inch round tip.
  • Pipe snowflake shapes on top of circles on paper or foil.
  • Sprinkle with the decorating sugar.
  • Bake all of the meringues at the same time on separate oven racks for 10 minutes.
  • Turn off oven; let meringues dry in oven with door closed for 1 hour.
  • Lift meringues off paper or foil.
  • Transfer to wire racks; cool completely.
  • Makes 12 meringue snowflakes.
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