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Basic meringues

  • Vegetarian Diet

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  • Nuts Free Diet

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Basic meringues

Method

  • Preheat the oven to 100ο C (210ο F) set to fan.
  • To make the meringue, you need a mixer and you have to make sure that its bowl is spotlessly clean.
  • In the mixer’s bowl add the egg whites, the salt, the vanilla extract, and beat with the whisk attachment at medium-high speed, for about 2 minutes, until fluffy.
  • Add the granulated sugar in 3 batches and keep beating until the sugar is dissolved and fluffy, for about 5 minutes.
  • As soon as the meringue is fluffy and glossy, have a taste to check that the granulated sugar has been completely dissolved. If it hasn’t, keep beating for a little longer.
  • Add the icing sugar and beat for 10 more seconds until the mixture is homogenized.
  • Remove the bowl from the mixer and transfer the mixture to a pastry bag with a 10 mm French star pastry tip.
  • Line a baking pan with parchment paper.
  • Add a little meringue under the parchment paper, to all 4 corners, so that the parchment sticks well onto the baking pan.
  • Shape the meringues on the baking pan that is lined with parchment paper.
  • Bake for 2 hours. 
  • Remove from the oven and let the meringues cool completely for 30 minutes.
  • Serve.
  • You can store them for about 7 days, sealed in an airtight jar at room temperature.
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Nutritional
Chart

Nutrition information per portion

34
Calories (kcal)
2 %

Calories

Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

0.0
Total Fat (g)
0 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

0.0
Saturated Fat (g)
0 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

8.0
Total Carbs (g)
3 %

Carbohydrates

The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

7.9
Sugars (g)
9 %

Sugars

Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

0.5
Protein (g)
1 %

Protein

It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

0.0
Fibre (g)
0 %

Fibers

They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

0.05
Sodium (g)
1 %

Salt

A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo

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