Did you catch last months post with this scrummy Millionaire Chocolate Tart? It’s such a nice alternative to the traditional Millionaire Shortbread slice, where the sweetness of the chocolate and caramel works really nicely against the pastry casing. The recipe is easy, but requires egg yolks and not the whites. So what to do when you have leftover egg whites – you make meringues of course!
These Meringue Kisses are really fun to whip up. They are super cute. Colourful. And damn right adorable. The best part .. You only need two ingredients to make them! Unless you want to colour them and then it’s only three. Oh I love a simple bake! This recipe came courtesy of BBC Good Food, with a few tweaks to measurements and a little simple maths, it was enough to make a perfect batch!
The beautiful striped effect is achieved by painting stripes of gel food colouring down the inside of a piping bag before you fill it with the meringue mixture. I used this summery yellow colouring, but you can go for any colour you like. The lemon flavour comes from the addition of grated lemon zest, which is folded into the meringue mixture once it has been whipped to stiff peaks and comes through as a subtle hint.
I do love a meringue, and could be absolutely perfect for Christmas. Why not colour them with red and green food dye? Perhaps crushed with some raspberries and cream? A little different to the original pavlova? Oh the possibilities!
Have you started your Christmas bakes?
Are you a fan of meringues? Don’t you just love these colourful peaks of yumminess?