The reason they are called Meg’s marvellous meringue nests is, the first time I cooked them it was for MEG TOWNEND because we were having a birthday party for her.I found separating the egg whites really tricky but eventually got the hang of it. Remember absolutely no yolks or egg shells! Here is the recipe:
INGREDIENTS serves 8
2 large egg whites ( NO yolks)
110 g (4 oz) of white caster sugar
1 punnet of strawberries
1 punnet of raspberries
1 punnet of blueberry’s
To make the meringues you need to separate the yolk and egg white. You could use the yolks to make omelets or scrambled eggs (like I did). Put the egg whites in a bowl and whisk the with an electric mixer until they are smooth and foamy. Now tip in the sugar very slowly and wait ’til they have stiff white peaks. Now all you have to do is dollop 8 spoons of the mixture on the baking tray and hollow out centres with a spoon or palette knife. Now put in oven at 140 degrees Celsius and leave for 30 mins to cook and then 4 hours to cool in the oven. When cooled dollop the whipped cream in middle and add the fruit. Now serve.
Have fun and enjoy them !