What says Christmas better than a small army of meringue snowmen? Here they are just before they popped into the oven. All standing to attention dressed in their white shiny uniforms.
And here they are out of the oven. All happy and smiley because it’s almost Christmas! These meringue snowmen are ridiculously easy to whip up and look fantastic even if you’re not an icing artist.
This recipe yields between 12-16 meringues.
120g egg whites
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp lemon juice
Icing pens to decorate
1. Preheat the oven to 105C and line a baking tray with parchment paper. Whip the egg whites at a low speed until they just begin to foam up. Add the lemon juice and carry on beating until soft peaks form.
2. Increase the speed and add the vanilla. Carry on whipping for about 30 seconds or so. Add the sugar a tablespoon at a time, blending constantly.
3. When you have stiff peaks, scoop the mixture into a piping bag and pipe snowmen shaped mounds onto a baking tray.
4. Bake for around 90 minutes, or until the meringues are solid and you hear a hollow noise when you tap the bottom. Leave to rest on a while rack until cool. Draw snowman faces on with icing pens when meringues are fully cooled.