Monster Meringues

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READY IN: 1hr 30mins
SERVES: 25
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • Meringue
  • 1 12
  • 34
    cup egg white
  • Decoration
  • orange, blue, purple, green powder food coloring
  • orange, blue, purple, green non pareils sprinkles
  • royal icing, for sticking
  • edible eyes for decorating meringue
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DIRECTIONS

  • Heat your oven to 400degreesF Line 2 flat baking sheets and a deep baking tray with baking parchment.
  • Place the caster sugar in the deep baking tray in the oven for 7 minutes.
  • Place the egg whites in a stand mixer on the slowest speed and start whisking. Gradually increase the speed until soft peaks form and the sugar is ready. Take the sugar out of the oven-it should be hot but not caramelized. Turn the temperature down to 200°F.
  • Slowly add the sugar to your eggs with the mixer on full speed, one spoon at a time. Be careful not to add the sugar too quickly or your eggs will deflate.
  • Once all the sugar has been added, keep the mixer going for a minute longer until the mixture looks thick and glossy. A good way to check if it is done is to dip the whisk into the mix to see if it creates a peak once pulled out.
  • Divide the mixture between 4 bowls and carefully fold in the powdered food color.
  • Scoop the mixture into 4 piping bags fitted with round and star nozzles. Pipe your monsters onto the baking sheets and add sprinkles.
  • Bake for 1 hour until the meringue comes away from the baking parchment clean and the base is firm.
  • Leave to cool.
  • Stick on the eyes with a dot of icing.
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