Wednesday, January 13, 2010

whipped heaven

i found myself wanting to play with meringue today
which might seem silly 
because it was raining 
 and
"they" say you shouldn't  make meringue when it is raining 
i think "they" are wrong
and
 i couldn't shake the slideshow in my head
 of fluffy, sugary-white meringue
it billowed in my mind
and melted like spring snow on my tongue  

I just love it

and you can probably expect quite a few posts about it  these next few days

especially since valentine's day is rearing its
darling little head
upon our days

cupid's wings
Meringue
3 large egg whites at room temperature
1/4 tsp cream of tartar
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
pinch of salt
Make sure the beater and bowl are extremely clean and free of any oil or fats.  Beat whites on low until foamy. Add salt and then kick up the speed to medium. Add cream of tartar.  Begin to slowly add the sugar "raining" it into the egg whites.  Continue to beat until soft peaks form, then add vanilla.  Beat to stiff and firm peaks.
If you over-beat, you will see moisture starting to "weep" from the whites.  If this happens, start over!

7 comments:

  1. Stopping by from SITS. I have always wondered how to make that. Thanks for the recipe!!

    xoxo
    Danielle

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  2. Oh wow...! I can tell i'm gonna learn a lot from this site. ;O)

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  3. The angel's wing is so pretty! I'll be checking in for some recipes!

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  4. Looks gorgeous! I'm inspired now, and it's not raining here!!! I'm gonna go get to whippin'!!!

    Stopping in from SITS.

    Alex aka Ma What's For Dinner
    www.MaWhats4Dinner.com

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  5. I didn't make any at Christmas. Thanks for reminding me that Valentine's is a great day for it too!

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  6. I love meringue! Thanks for the tip - never thought to put vanilla in it!

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  7. mmm..I'd like to lick the whipped cream off of that egg beater. :)

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