Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Baking: Mint Aero Meringues

MY WORD I have been a terrible blogger these past few weeks. Life has just been travelling at 100mph, but I've got a few bits to tell you about & show you now, so blog-absence has ended! So here's something I've wanted to share with you because like me, hopefully, you can't resist a gooey, minty, chocolatey treat. And this is just perfect, and so cheap/easy to make!

Now this recipe caught my attention from 'Macmillan Cancer Support's Recipe Book' and I knew I had to make it immediately! This, combined with my lovely friend Elizabeth wanting to start  her own 'craft, cooking & cosmetics' inspired blog 'Teacups & Taffeta'. So I decided to take the ingredients to her house & surprise her with everything she'd need for her 1st blog post!

So here's what we did, and how you can do it too (*best friend not required, but highly advised):

You will need...

And some fabulous aprons, ours are from the Topshop SS13 collection.

Ooooh Flamey!
Firstly, preheat the oven to 150°c/fan 130°c/gas mark 2.

Seperate the egg whites from the yolks, making loads of mess like I did.

Then whisk the egg yolks until they form stiff peaks (you should be able to do the old 'hold the bowl above your head' test, without it moving). We used an electric whisk cos we're super lazy.

Next, add the sugar a tablespoon at a time, whisking to encorporate it in the mixture. The meringue mix should go glossy, and look very silky.
Now add a few drops of the Green Food Gel into the meringue to make it a minty shade of green! It's important to use gel rather than liquid food colouring, because no-one wants runny meringues (: Dr Oetker from Sainsbury's, £1.49
At this point, add the vanilla paste (paste rather than liquid, for the same reason as the green colouring)

Now chop dat Aero, chop it!

Using a metal tablespoon, fold the aero in carefully, so you don't knock all of the air out of the meringues. Make sure all the Aero is coated!

Once all the Aero is coated, dollop sizeable amounts of meringue on the baking sheet.

Pop in the oven for 30 mins! And voilĂ ..

Have you found any nice baking recipes lately?

1 comment:

  1. o wow these look amazing. will def have to try this recipe xx