Meringue Santa Hats
No need for perfection, even droopy hats are simply adorable and will make a fun and festive addition to your cookie 'eggs-change'.
- Prep time: 25 min
- Makes: about 4 dozen meringues
- Cook time: 120 min
1 meringue hat
- Calories 40
- Saturated Fat 1 g
- Fat 1.5 g
- Cholesterol 0 mg
- Carbohydrates 7 g
- Fibre 0 g
- Sugars 6 g
- Protein 0.3 g
- Sodium 20 mg
- Potassium* 10 mg
- (For Decorating)
- Decorator's sugar, flaked coconut or sprinkles
- Red gel food colouring
- 6 oz / 180 g
- chopped white chocolate (approx.)
- 2 cup / 500 ml
- icing sugar, sifted
- 1/2 tsp / 2 ml
- cream of tartar
- 1/2 cup / 125 ml
- Naturegg Simply Egg Whites, well shaken
Preheat the oven to 175°F (85°C). Line large, rimmed baking sheets with parchment paper; set aside. Beat egg whites with cream of tartar and salt on medium-low speed until soft peaks form.
Gradually add icing sugar, a spoonful at a time, beating until fully incorporated. Increase speed to high and beat until egg whites are glossy and hold a stiff peak.
Spoon 1/2 cup (125 ml) meringue mixture into a small piping or zip top bag; set aside. Add about 1 tsp (5 ml) gel colouring to remaining meringue; folding gently until mixture reaches desired colour.
Spoon tinted meringue into a large piping bag, fitted with a plain, 1/4-inch (5 mm) tip. (Or spoon into a large, plastic re-useable bags; snip 1/4 inch/5 mm from the corner).
Pipe in a circular motion, making smaller circles as you go up and then pull away for a tip (like soft serve ice cream). Use the white meringue to pipe a small white 'pompom' on the tip of each hat.
Bake for 2 hours, rotating pans once as needed, or until meringues are dry but not browned. Cool completely.
Melt white chocolate in a bowl set over simmering water. Dip meringue bases first into white chocolate and then into sugar, coconut or sprinkles to create a fringe garnish. Return to parchment until set.
Reserve meringues in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
Naturegg Simply Egg Whites
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When beating egg whites, add a teaspoon of cold water for each egg. The volume increases significantly.