Microwave Meringues

I found this recipe in an article on IOL about microwave cooking (I cant find the damn link now!)

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MAGIC MERINGUES

Makes 20-30

1 egg white

300g sifted icing sugar

food colouring (I didn’t add any colouring)

Break up the egg white with a fork, then stir in enough icing sugar to make a thick paste. Knead in some food colouring if desired.

Line your turntable with a paper towel (I used wax paper). Roll balls the size of a marble or bigger and place them well spaced onto the turntable. Cook on 100 percent power for 1 to 1½ minutes, depending on the size.

Watch in amazement as the balls puff out to make crisp meringues. Serve sandwiched with cream.

You can put only 3-4 balls in the microwave at a time.

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My first mistake was not making a paste… it was too runny and the meringues flattened as soon as I took them out.  So my suggestion is even if you follow the directions, 1 x egg white and 300gm icing sugar, if its not a paste add more icing sugar until it is 🙂

I could probably have made mine thicker but was a bit lazy.

I didnt roll them into balls but instead used a tea spoon and dropped about a third of a teaspoon of batter onto wax paper on a plate.  Make sure they are well spaced otherwise they smooch together.

I then put them in for 1min on high.

I was so totally amazed that they actually worked 🙂

The are pretty hollow inside, probably cause I didnt make them thick enough, but they taste great, Im going to arrange them on a serving platter and drizzle melted chocolate over the tops and take them to my MIL for breaking of the fast tonight! (Picture to follow, need to get the chocolate to melt over them)

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10 Comments

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10 responses to “Microwave Meringues

  1. Oh My Goodness! I must try these! I just love meringues! Let me know how they taste…

  2. Oh wow. These look great! Might have to try this

  3. Wenchy

    That looks yum!

  4. I did not know that one can make Meringues in the microwave. Will try this for the kids. Thank you

  5. Oh I have to make these – this looks fantastic.

  6. Gina

    So I didnt get a chance to take a pic of them all drizzled in choccie but OMG they were so yummy!
    Will definitely be making them again 🙂

  7. Wow that is amazing! Definitely going to have to try this one!!

  8. Ooh I must try! Is it thick enough to pipe them on with a star nozzle or something? What did they taste like?

    • Gina

      They taste divine, sugary and sweet…
      I think they may even be too thick to pipe, although with a little bit off muscle it shouldnt be too difficult to pipe them, I want to make another batch so I will try with the piping back and let you know. Might actually make it easier than spooning them on…

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