Vanilla Meringue Kisses

I had 3 egg whites left after making custard, by coincidence I then saw pictures of Meringue Kisses on the internet, I made these elegant little meringues straight away ✽

Cherie Kelly's Vanilla Meringue Kisses

Meringue Kisses

makes 100 meringues

Ingredients

3 large egg whites
Pinch of salt
90g caster sugar
1 tbsp vanilla bean paste/extract
90g icing sugar, sifted
Pastel pink and lilac liquid food colour (or colours of your choice)

Equipments

plastic piping bag
star piping nozzle

Method

1. Preheat oven to 80°C. Line two baking trays with greaseproof paper. 
2. Whisk egg whites and pinch of salt in a large bowl with an electric mixer at high speed. 
3. Sprinkle the sugar into the mixture gradually when the whites thicken. Be careful not to over-whisk. 
4. Add the vanilla bean paste/extract and gently fold in the icing sugar using a rubber spatula. 
5. Divide the mixture into 3 bowls. One bowl white as it is, mix the second bowl with pink food colour and the third with lilac food colour. 
6. Place a star nozzle in a piping bag, fill with the first bowl white coloured mixture. 
7. Pipe little stars onto the lined baking trays.

Cherie Kelly's Vanilla Meringue Kisses

8. Repeat steps 6-7 for the remaining pastel coloured mixture.

Cherie Kelly's Vanilla Meringue Kisses

9. Place in the preheated oven for 2 hours or until they have dried out.

Cherie Kelly's Vanilla Meringue Kisses

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