August 21, 2017

MERINGUE SHELL

Ingredients:
Egg whites - 3
Vanilla - 1 tsp
Cream of tartar - 1/4 tsp
Dash salt
Sugar - 1 cup

Method:

  • Have egg whites at room temperature. Add vanilla, cream of tartar, and salt.
  • Beat till soft peaks form.
  • Gradually add sugar, beating till very stiff peaks form and sugar is dissolved. (Meringue will be glossy)
  • Cover baking sheet with plain ungreased brown paper. using 9" round cake as a guide draw circle on paper.
  • Spread meringue over drawn circle. Shape into shell with back of large spoon, making bottom half inch thick and sides about 1/3 inches high.
  • Bake at 275 degrees for one hour. Turn off heat and let dry in oven (door closed) at least two hours.
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