Festive Almond Meringues
 
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These festive almond-flavoured meringue make for a lovely colourful gift during the holiday season.
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Recipe type: Desserts
Serves: 35-40
Ingredients
  • 250 grams egg whites
  • 350 grams caster sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tsp almond
  • red food colouring
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 140 degrees celsius, and line two baking trays with parchment paper.
  2. Prepare a piping bag, fitting a piping nozzle. Paint the inside of the piping bag with striped of undiluted red food colouring. Set piping bag upright in a tall glass.
  3. Wipe the inside of your clean mixing bowl and your whipping attachment with a piece of kitchen roll with some vinegar. This will ensure there are no traces of grease, which will ruin your meringue.
  4. Pour the egg whites into your mixing bowl, and mix until they hold soft peaks, about 5-8 minutes.
  5. Begin adding the sugar, one tablespoon at a time - still whisking - until you have a thick and shiny meringue that holds a stiff peak, about 5-8 minutes.
  6. Gently fold in the almond and vanilla extract until fully mixed through.
  7. Pipe your meringues onto the baking tray. Bake the meringues for 1 hour. Turn the heat down to 120 degrees the final 30 minutes. Once they finish baking, turn off the heat and crack the oven door, but leave the meringues inside the oven, to dry out fully.
  8. Store in an airtight container for up to a week.
Recipe by Ambacht at http://www.ambacht.co.uk/2015/12/festive-almond-meringues/