3 best ways to make meringues at home

All the secrets and a detailed description of cooking in the oven, microwave and multicooker.

Secrets of the Perfect Meringue You Need to Know

The meringue recipes look simple: you need to beat the egg whites with powdered sugar and sometimes lemon juice. But to get a truly airy dessert, you need to do everything right.

  • Meringue eggs should not be the freshest, but about a week old. The whites of these eggs whisk better.
  • Separate the whites from the yolks as carefully as possible. If even a little yolk gets into the protein mass, it simply won't beat up.
  • You need to separate the whites from the yolks immediately after you take the eggs out of the refrigerator. But before whipping, the whites should stand at room temperature for half an hour. This will make the meringue base more fluffy.
  • Whisk the whites in a clean, dry bowl. The mixer attachments should be the same. Even with a drop of water or fat, you will not be able to whip the whites into a lather. For safety, you can first wipe the dishes with lemon juice, and then with a paper towel.
  • Use powdered sugar instead of sugar. If not, regular sugar can be ground in a coffee grinder. The protein mass is whipped better with powder. In addition, the sugar grains may remain in the meringue, which means the dessert will not be as tender.
  • Powdered sugar should be added after you foam the whites, not before. Add it in portions, about a teaspoon, while continuing to beat the egg mass.
  • Lemon juice is added at the end so that the mass does not lose volume. Proceed at the rate of ½ teaspoon of juice per 1 egg white. But if you have enough a powerful mixer that has already whipped the whites into a stable foam, you can not add juice. In any case, it will not harm the finished dessert in any way.

How to cook meringue in the oven

This is a classic recipe that makes meringue airy and beautiful.

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Ingredients

What else can you add to the meringue

The taste and appearance of the classic meringue will help to diversify:

  • vanillin ;
  • cinnamon ;
  • food extracts or flavors (vanilla, almond, mint, fruit, etc.);
  • food colors (gel colors will make meringues more shiny, and powdered ones - matte);
  • chopped nuts;
  • cocoa;
  • coconut flakes.

They are added to the protein mass at the end of cooking.

3 best ways to make meringues at home

Women's Shoe Sizes

For European sizes, please choose one larger than your Russian size!

How do you know your size?

Place your foot on a blank sheet of paper.

Mark the outer edges of the foot and measure the distance between the outermost points of the foot (see picture above).

If you are measuring an insole, please note that the length of the insole is 0.5 cm MORE THAN FOOT LENGTH

Men's Shoe Sizes

For European sizes, please choose one larger than your Russian size!

How do I know my size?

Foot length (cm) 25 25.5 26.5 27 27.5 28.5 29 29.5 30.5 Insole length (cm) 25.5 26 27 27.5 28 29 29, 5 30 31 Russian size 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 European size 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47

Place your foot on a blank sheet of paper.

Mark the outer edges of the foot and measure the distance between the outermost points of the foot (see picture above).

If you are measuring an insole, please note that the length of the insole is 0.5 cm MORE THAN FOOT LENGTH

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