Pink meringues with strawberries

For an enchantingly pretty summer treat try Lotte Duncan's dainty meringues, topped with strawberries
By Lotte Duncan
Pink meringues with strawberries
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  • Serves: 6
  • Cook Time:
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes plus cooling
  • Effort: easy

Ingredients

For the main:

  • 2 egg whites
  • 100 g caster sugar
  • a few drops of red food colouring
  • clotted cream, for sandwiching

To decorate:

  • red rose petals
  • icing sugar, for dusting

Tips and Suggestions

Scales, mixing bowl, whisk or electric beater, baking sheet, non-stick paper or Teflon sheeting

Method

1. Preheat the oven to 140°C/gas 1.2. In a mixing bowl, whisk the egg whites until stiff peaks form. Add two teaspoons of the sugar and whisk well again until the mixture regains its former stiffness.3. Fold in the remaining sugar and a couple of drops of the colouring very gently, until the mixture is a soft pink. 4. Using two tablespoons, spoon blobs of the meringue onto a baking sheet lined with non-stick paper or Teflon sheeting.5. Bake in the oven for 3 hours, until the meringues are firm and crisp.6. When cool, sandwich pairs of meringues together with a spoon of clotted cream and top with a couple of strawberries.7. Decorate each meringue pair with a couple of rose petals on top and a dusting with icing sugar.

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