Thursday, December 6, 2012

Making Christmas Meringues...

hi there!
today we celebrated the year of 'mainly music'
with many mums & bubs & toddlers...
it was a happy and excited bunch
who came to sing and munch!
yesterday in preparation
my brainwave was to make some christmassy meringues...
i thought they may just pass for summery snowballs.
wanting to jazz them up a little
i wanted to top them with some colour...
but not 100's & 1000's
or those silver balls..they can be a bit hard to bite into.
vaguely remembering someone's hint somewhere
i thought i'd make my own coloured sugar to sprinkle on them...
it's easy peasy...
take 2 or 3 tablespoons of sugar..ordinary white stuff.
place in a largish container with a lid that is sealable.
place one or two drops...max. three or four...of food colouring onto the sugar.
there you have it ...coloured sugar.
sprinkle on whatever you like...just like you would sugar.
it just adds pizazz!
now for the meringues...
i'm recommending you just find your own basic meringue mixture
'cos i thought i'd be smart and use
one and a half times the mixture...
which was basically
4 egg whites & 3/4 cup sugar & 1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence.
instead i used 6 eggs.
i found out later why the mixture isn't that big originally...
'cos you have to fit all your meringues in the oven in one go
'cos they take 1 and a 1/2 hours {on 120 celsius} to cook.
by then ..if you had mixture left to cook...
it would be flat..
meringues are mainly air, lots and lots of air.

{christmas trees???}
 meringues are fun food.
fun to make.
fun to cook
most of all
fun to eat!
there were a few leftover.
i may try making eton mess for desert...
if they last 'til nightfall.
a meringue marengo...that would be fun too...haha!
naturally Carol xox


  1. Seriously cute idea. The girls would love to do this :)

  2. Yummy, and so sweet!! I love how this time of year always brings out such creativity!! xo Heather

  3. What a lovely treat for the mainly music 'tots' :-) Love the idea of colouring some sugar to sprinkle on them...very effective!

  4. I'm not a big fan of meringues, except as a topping on Lemon Pie! But these could seriously convert me - they look sooo yummy :-)

  5. They look so yummy and I am going to try them in cupcake wrappers .
    Thanks for the tip about cooking them too.

  6. Absolutely lovely Carol! What a deliciously festive treat for the wee ones AND the Mama's. I bet they were a big hit xo

  7. Great idea to make coloured sugar! Thanks for sharing; I will definitely give it a try.

  8. Oh what sweet little treats! I bet there were no leftovers :)

  9. I do like meringue...but my favourite 'meringue-ish' thing would have to be pavlova, topped with lots of fresh fruit! I also love lemon meringue pie, I've only has it once but it was so yum!
    That coloured sugar looks so pretty!
    Sarah xo

  10. Love the Meringue Trees with their dusting of lovely colour....Meringues are something I don't Tempt for Obvious Reasons lol and I Admire anyone that can make WooHoo to you th look Great!

  11. Yum! I love meringues. I've never made them but after reading this I think I may give it a whirl. Plus, I had no idea it was so easy to make colored sugar. Thanks for posting!

  12. They look great. I'm sure they would have been a hit! We love making meringues here. Cx

  13. Ooh these look heaven! The trees are perfect!! I could reach in and have one...or three with my cup of tea now. Thanks for sharing lovely Carol. Wishing you a gorgeous day :) x


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