What Pretty Valentine's Day Sweets can you make with 2 Egg Whites
and some Sugar? Pretty Pink Meringues! Meringues are so easy and
inexpensive and you can pipe them in so many pretty shapes. You can
add mini chocolate chips or nuts to them or sprinkle
them with pretty sprinkles!
Here are the meringues before baking. They look pretty much the same after
baking - they just aren't as shiny.
I love to get creative with meringues and thought they would look cute piped
into mini cupcake papers. It makes them look like some yummy looking treat
that you would find in a Bakery!
Pretty Pink Meringues
2 egg whites - room temp
1/2 cup sugar
pinch of salt
pinch of cream of tartar
pink food coloring
mini cupcake liners
Preheat oven to 200 degrees. In the bowl of a mixer and using
the whisk attachment beat the eggs till foamy. Add salt and
cream of tartar and beat until soft peaks. Add sugar gradually
beating until the batter is stiff. Add your food coloring and beat
until incorporated. Spoon or Pipe mixture (I used a
Wilton 1M Tip) onto parchment lined baking sheets or
pipe into mini cupcake liners swirling around as you
pipe. Bake for at least 2 hours or until crisp. (to test
take one meringue out of the oven and let it cool for
a few minutes then try it)
In order to keep Meringues crisp, they must be kept in an airtight container
as soon as they cool. If you're giving these as gifts just put them in some
clear bags with a pretty label and ribbon.
Hope this recipe gives you some inspiration!!
Have a Happy Valentine's Day!