Following my previous post on meringues, I’ve been experimenting with creating different flavoured bite size portions. They make for great treats, and everyone in the office agreed. That being said, I need to work on the amount of colouring to avoid the psychedelic blue that temporarily dyed tongues….
Using the below you can expect to create anywhere from 30-50 bite size pieces – depending on how good you are with a piping bag.
- Meringue Mix – Marvellous Meringues
- Flavour Extracts – I used Nielson Massey Chocolate, Vanilla, Lemon and Orange Extract
- Cocoa Powder
- Food Colouring – The Gel Type (Liquid dyes won’t work)
- Piping Bags – I use the Disposable Wilton Bags
- Wilton Number 12 Piping Nozzle
- Whip a teaspoon of your preferred flavouring through the meringue mix
- Snip the end off of the bag and insert the nozzle. Use a pint glass to hold the bag open
- Food Colouring – Using a cocktail stick apply a small amount of food colouring (Unless you really like the trippy blue meringues) to the inside of the bag in vertical lines from the bottom to the middle
- Cocoa Powder – If you make chocolate meringues, using a cocktail stick, dip into the meringue mix and apply vertical lines to the inside of the piping bag – then sprinkle cocoa powder in and shake off any excess
- Spoon the meringue mix into the piping bag and pipe small, equal size, meringues onto a greaseproof lined baking tray – You’ll see the colour mix through as you pipe the mixture out
- Bake as per normal size meringues and enjoy!