Member recipe

Gooey Meringue

Member recipe by

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
(0 ratings)

Member recipe by

Cooking time

Prep: 40 minutes Cook: 1 hour and 30 minutes Plus Cooling

Skill level

More effort

Servings

18

Sweet gooey meringues perfect for eating on there own, or crumbled and stirred up with fresh fruit!

This recipe has been submitted by the Good Food community. Sign in or create a My Good Food account to upload your own recipe creations. Please note that all recipes will be moderated but they are not tested in the Good Food kitchen.
Save to My Good Food
Please sign in or register to save recipes.

Ingredients

  • 4 Large egg whites, at room temperature
  • 115g Caster sugar
  • 115g Icing sugar

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 110c and Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.

  2. Tip the 4 large egg whites into a large clean mixing bowl (not plastic). Beat them on medium speed with an electric hand whisk until the mixture resembles a fluffy cloud and stands up in stiff peaks.

  3. Now turn the speed up and start to add 115g caster sugar, a dessertspoonful at a time. Continue beating for 3-4 seconds between each addition. It’s important to add the sugar slowly at this stage as it helps prevent the meringue from weeping later. However, don’t over-beat. When ready, the mixture should be thick and glossy.

  4. Fold in the a third of the icing sugar with a big metal spoon or rubber spatula. Again, don’t over-mix. Fold in the rest , The mixture should now look smooth and billowy, almost like a snow drift.

  5. Scoop up a heaped dessertspoonful of the mixture (or pipe but sometimes this can cause the meringues to drop). Using another dessertspoon, ease it on to the baking sheet. Bake for 1 1⁄2-1 3⁄4 hours in a fan oven (100C), 1 1⁄4 hours in a conventional or gas oven (110C), until the meringues sound crisp when tapped underneath and are a pale coffee colour. Leave to cool on the trays or a cooling rack. (The meringues will now keep in an airtight tin for up to 2 weeks, or frozen for a month.)

Comments, questions and tips

Sign in or create your My Good Food account to join the discussion.

Comments (0)

We’d love to hear how you got on with this recipe. Did you like it? Would you recommend others give it a try?

Be the first to comment on this recipe…

Questions (0)

Unsure about the cooking time or want to swap an ingredient? Ask us your questions and we’ll try and help you as soon as possible. Or if you want to offer a solution to another user’s question, feel free to get involved…

Be the first to ask a question about this recipe…

Tips (0)

Got your own twist on this recipe? Or do you have suggestions for possible swaps and additions? We’d love to hear your ideas.

Be the first to suggest a tip for this recipe…