• 4 egg whites
  • 200g caster sugar
  • ½ tsp cornflour
  • ½ tsp white wine vinegar
  • green food colouring
  • small edible stars and hundreds and thousands (optional)


  • STEP 1

    Heat the oven to 120C/100C fan/gas ½. Line two baking sheets with baking parchment and fit a large piping bag with a star nozzle. Put the egg whites in a clean bowl with a pinch of salt and whisk to soft peaks using electric beaters, about a minute or two. Add the sugar while whisking, a spoonful at a time, whisking well between each addition, until all of the sugar has been added and you have a thick, glossy meringue. Whisk in the cornflour and vinegar, then enough of the green food colouring to create a light green colour.

  • STEP 2

    Spoon the meringue into the piping bag. Start by piping the circular base, then spiral up so you have a Christmas tree shape. Put an edible star on top, if using, and sprinkle with hundreds and thousands. Repeat until you have 12 trees. Put the trees in the oven for 1 hr until crisp to the touch. Turn off the heat and leave in the oven for 1 hr to cool gradually.

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