My girls love meringues and have been begging me to make some. Since Spring is finally here, I decided to make Spring meringues. This meringue recipe is simple to make and uses just a few basic ingredients. To make it Spring-y, I just added some food coloring and festive sprinkles. They turned out light and delicious and they just melt in your mouth. Read on for the meringue recipe.
You will need:
- 4 egg whites
- 1 cup of sugar
- Pinch of salt
- Pinch of cream of tartar
- Food coloring
- Pastel sprinkles
Preheat the oven to 225 degrees. Separate four eggs and pour the egg whites into a mixing bowl. Next, add a pinch of salt and a pinch of cream of tartar and mix together until the egg whites turn frothy.
Then gradually mix in 1 cup of sugar, one tablespoon at a time, until soft peaks have formed and the mixture has become stiff.
Scoop some of the meringue into another bowl and add your food coloring. I made 3 colors, pink, orange and lavender so I did this process three times.
If you want a fancier looking meringue, spoon the colored meringue into a pastry bag with a star tip and squeeze into onto a greased cookie sheet or one covered with Silpat. You can also just use a spoon to drop small spoonfuls of meringue onto a cookie sheet.
When you take them out they will be light and crunchy. Perfect for a Spring day!
If you liked this meringue recipe check out our Snowmen Meringue.