Hi everyone, Today I made this pretty meringues roses, and posted it on instagram, so many ask for the recipe so I thought I do another blog-post today just for You that asked.
Meringue Rose Cookies
- 1 cup egg whites
- 2 cup sugar
- 1 drop food coloring
- 1-2 tsp vanilla paste
Preheat the oven to 200 F (95 C) and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
Put the egg whites, sugar into a large bowl.
Place the bowl over a saucepan of simmering water. Whisk by hand for about 4 minutes, or until the sugar has dissolved.
it’s important to follow the instructions closely. The sugar needs to dissolve with the egg whites over a pan of simmering water before you start the actual whisking.
At this point, all you need is a hand held whisk. If you don’t take the time to do this before whisking the meringue, you will end up with a grainy meringue with visible sugar granules
.Here is a close-up of my whisk after dissolving the sugar with the egg whites over a water bath. You can see that the sugar is dissolved, but the mixture is not whisked to a white meringue.
When the sugar is dissolved, Transfer to the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk.
And beat on low speed for about 4 minutes.
Increase the speed and mix for another 3 minutes, or until the bowl no longer feels warm to the touch.
If you want the frosting to have a lovely pastel shade, add a drop or two of food coloring and mix for another minute. I use this color
And don’t forget the vanilla paste, I use this one, it gives these meringues rose cookies an amazing taste.
Put the meringue in a piping bag, attach with a Wilton 1M Nozzle, that you can get here.
The piping bag is from Architec® Brands
When I make roses meringues I bake them at 200 F (95 C) for 2 hour and 15 minuttes. Turn the oven off, and leave them in there 1/2 hour more.I added some non pareils on the meringues before I bake them. I use Wilton White Nonpareils
I use these baking-sheets,
I always use the fan setting when I make meringue. The result is a crunchier outside, and the meringues cook more evenly.
If your oven doesn’t have a fan setting, you can still make fab meringue, but I recommend leaving the cooked meringues in the turned-off oven for a few more hours.
Let’s make roses, see the video below.
Have a great evening you all,
Love Manuela, xo