Microwave meringues in minutes

Microwave meringues in minutes

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(31 ratings)

Ready in 5 minutes


Makes 6

Watch these effortless meringues quadruple in size as they cook in under two minutes

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  • 300g icing sugar
  • 1 lightly beaten egg white
  • whipped cream, to serve



    Fresh unpasteurised milk quickly separates and the fat rises to the top. This fat layer is then…

  • tropical fruit, to serve


  1. Sift 300g of icing sugar over 1 lightly beaten egg white. Stir until the mixture is a thick, pliable icing and roll into balls. Line a plate with kitchen paper.

  2. Put 3 balls at a time on the plate and microwave them on high for 1½ mins – and watch, in amazement, as the balls balloon and puff into meringues.

  3. When they are cool, use the meringues in desserts. They’re perfect for sandwiching together with whipped cream and sliced tropical fruit.

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24th Sep, 2017
This recipe is absolutely manky. You´d be better off if you ate icing sugar from the box than tasting this vile meringues.
9th May, 2017
I have made this with Aquafaba and had great results.You don't need eggs and the cream can be replaced with coconut cream.
21st Nov, 2016
Vile in the extreme. All you can taste is icimg sugar and cooked anti caking agent.
25th Jan, 2016
Not going to lie these were absolutely disgusting, they were rock solid and far too sweet, on their own they were like eating polystyrene so i crumbled them over ice cream with raspberries then they became a soggy tasteless mouthful of sweetness, they may be time saving however they created a mountain of sticky meringue covered washing up. I wish i had made them the traditional way because any result would have been better than the one created by this recipe never ever going to make these again unless i plan on needing a weapon to whack someone over the head with. Absolutely awful.
charlotte emily...
25th Jan, 2016
I tried these and they tasted abysmal. you might as well just chew on polystyrene and eat a spoonful of icing sugar. I would only suggest these if you dont have taste buds as they are extremely sweet. I love traditional meringues and these were just awful, the only way I would make them again is if I was feeding them to someone i didnt like.
25th Jan, 2016
14th Nov, 2015
A horrid, sticky mess.....now scraped into the bin.
25th Jan, 2016
That is definitely the best place for them
11th Jun, 2014
I followed this recipe to the letter. They rose spectacularly. They looked like meringues. They had the texture of meringues. but the taste... Ye gods, they were so impossibly sweet and sickly they were nauseating. Completely foul. i can see this has potential. But is there any way at all of replacing at least two-thirds of the icing sugar with something neutral that will do the same job? 300g of icing sugar is over half a full box. It's a phenomenal amount and it must send the calorie count (and the tooth decay potential) straight through the roof. I had to throw away a lot of meringue because neither of us could stand the over-intense chemical sweetness.
2nd Mar, 2014
I would rate it a three, if the recipe actually told me what to expect. I found this an easy looking recipe and decided to give it a go with a (non-cooking) friend. I separated the egg, and poured in the 500 icing sugar, and then mixed. I heard many people saying it was too dry and wouldn't mix, but mine was the opposite. It turned into this soft, squishy custard thing. I took a small blob and plopped it onto a plate, and stuck in the microwave for a minute, then went to wash my hands. When i came back, it was a large, poofy brown thing, and when i opened the microwave, it immediately deflated and flattened into this ugly brown stain on the plate. I had to scrape it off with a fork. I added more sugar to the mixture(way more that 500 grams) and it turned into this sticky dough. I used trial and error, and when i did 27 seconds, it didn't burn, but it still stayed pretty flat. It tastes like sugar and is very crumbly. I wouldn't say it's very good. So I just wasted a whole bunch of icing sugar.


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22nd Sep, 2013
Be careful as not to let these burn in the microwave as some did when I made them. Also, don't cover them after baking with a tea towel, I did and they went very crumbly. Good Luck!
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