Hello everyone, today’s temptatios are these pretty pastel meringue buttons.
They are prefect for cake decoration, or on top of a cupcake.
I make these buttons using the Vanilla Bean Frosting, here is the recipe:
Vanilla Bean Frosting:
- 7 egg whites
- 2 cups (450 g) regular sugar
- 1 vanilla bean, split lengthways and seeds scraped out
- A few drops food coloring
Put the egg whites, sugar and seeds from the vanilla bean into a large bowl.
Place the bowl over a saucepan of simmering water and whisk by hand for about 4 minutes, or until the sugar has dissolved.
Transfer the mixture to the bowl of a freestanding electric mixer and beat on low speed for about 4 minutes. Increase the speed and beat for another 3-4 minutes, or until the bowl no longer feels warm to the touch.
If you want the buttons to have a lovely pastel shade, add a drop or two of food coloring and mix for another minute.
Transfer the meringue mixture to a piping bag fitted with a Wilton 1A tip and pipe small buttons on to a lined baking tray.
Add pressure to the tip, then lift tip up and away to create a peak at the top.
Bake for about one hour in a 220 ˚F (100 ˚C) oven. Turn the oven off and leave the meringues in there for at least one hour, or preferably overnight.
The mini meringues are now ready. Use them as a pretty garnish for ice cream desserts or decoration for cakes or cupcakes, or enjoy them just as they are.
I just love these lovely pastel colored meringues.
They make a great gift, especially if they come in pretty jars… I bought these at http://www.thecakedecoratingcompany.co.uk.
Wishing you all a great day!
Hugs from me to you.