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Brown Sugar Meringues

Brown Sugar Meringues

Ingredients

  • makes 30-50 meringues, depending on the size
  • 2 egg whites, room temperature
  • large pinch of coarse sea salt
  • ½ cup brown sugar

Instructions

  1. In a glass or stainless steel bowl and using a hand mixer set to medium-low, whip the egg whites until foamy. Add the salt and continue to whip until soft peaks form.
  2. Add the sugar and turn the mixer to medium-high. Whip until the mixture turns glossy and stiff peaks form.
  3. Preheat the oven to 200*F.
  4. Place a #9 pastry tip at the bottom of a pastry bag or a plastic bag with the tip cut off (see note) Pour the meringue mix into a pastry bag or a plastic baggie with the tip cut out. If you don’t have an extra hand helping in the kitchen, place the bag inside a tall pint glass and fill it that way.
  5. Pipe the meringues into flat cookies, leaving a little “foot” tip at the end if you’d like. Alternatively, you can pipe them into rounds- whichever you prefer.
  6. Bake for 75 minutes. Turn off the oven, prop the oven door open slightly, and allow the meringues to sit for at least another hour in the oven.
  7. These are best the next day, after they have sat out overnight. To store, keep in a closed container in a cool, dry place. The meringues wiill keep for several weeks this way.

Notes

lightly adapted from Meringue, by Linda Jackson and Jennifer Gardner.

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16 Comments

  • Reply
    Joanne (eats well with others)
    2 May, 2013 at 7:35 pm

    Meringues never really cease to amaze me…how so much can come out of so very little! The brown sugar flavor sounds absolutely wonderful. And it ALSO sounds like the party was a hit!

    • Reply
      omeletta
      5 May, 2013 at 2:30 pm

      It was, thank goodness! They’re always a good stress, but a stress nonetheless. The brown sugar is so much better than white, i think, you gotta try them!

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    kelly
    3 May, 2013 at 3:38 am

    Okay so again… why did I not get you this month? 🙂
    2. These sound so lovely and simple. I can’t wait until the next time I have a bowl of egg whites in my fridge so I can whip these up.
    3. This post filled me with such hope. Mainly because I feel a bit battered from all angles with things that haven’t happened to me or ways my life isn’t perfect… but, who knows where I’ll be in six months, a year… ten years. Thanks for reminding me how thrilling the unknown can be. I needed that xo

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      omeletta
      5 May, 2013 at 2:32 pm

      They’re so easy, i almost wish i never learned how to make them!
      And i know-i try to remember that when I feel like things aren’t going the way i think they should… That this is all part of a path, and i don’t yet know how it will end. Keeps me a little more sane!

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    sandra
    3 May, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    these look amazing. they are on my bucket list. i love how you crafted them – so pretty.

    • Reply
      omeletta
      5 May, 2013 at 2:33 pm

      Thank you! The wonders of a star tip for piping- makes me feel so much more talented than i really am 🙂

  • Reply
    Susan P.
    3 May, 2013 at 4:17 pm

    So simple and so delicious. I need meringues in my life, why don’t I ever make them?

    • Reply
      omeletta
      5 May, 2013 at 2:34 pm

      So simple is right- once you start making them and see how simple, it’s hard to justify not making them all the time!

  • Reply
    Laura T
    4 May, 2013 at 4:30 am

    I love meringues–you are so right, what they turn into is amazing. I have never tried brown sugar, I am adding it to the list.

    LOLing, the first time I read your post I missed the baby shower, only saw wedding, and then saw you made these for a baby shower and was astounded you were going to a wedding that also had a baby shower going on!

    • Reply
      omeletta
      5 May, 2013 at 2:36 pm

      Lol But think of how handy! The ultimate killing of two birds with one stone 🙂 (so many thank you cards to write, though!)

  • Reply
    Colleen
    8 May, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    Beautiful and easy to send through the mail – great idea for TLC!!
    I have yet to show my young daughter how to make meringues…thanks for the great recipe and the inspiration to bake these up with her asap!

    • Reply
      omeletta
      9 May, 2013 at 12:58 pm

      Thanks! They’re a perfect treat for kids to make, I think. Only a couple of steps and some patience (which is the difficult part!)

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