Basic Meringe Recipe – Useful For Meringue Nests
Recipe type: Dessert
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Serves: 10
  • 5 Egg Whites
  • 250g Caster Sugar (I used golden sugar for the meringue in this picture.)
  • Half teaspoon Vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Essence
  • 2 teaspoons Cornflour
  1. Put the oven on to approximately 130 C or Gas 1 - 2. Line a baking tray with baking paper.
  2. Separate the egg yolk from the egg whites and put them into a mixer bowl. Whisk them for a few minutes until they form stiff peaks.
  3. Add the sugar slowly, about 50g at a time and whisk again for a few minutes each time, until the sugar is all added.
  4. Add the vinegar, cornflour and vanilla essence and continue to mix for up to 8 minutes, until the mix is smooth and glossy.
  5. Line 2 baking trays with baking paper. Put your meringue mix into a piping bag with the nozzle of your choice. Starting from the middle, work out by going round in circles to create the meringue nest shape on your baking paper.
  6. Pop your meringues into the oven for approximately 30 - 45 minutes. Let the meringues cool down in the oven if it's possible.
Recipe by Scottish Mum at