Meringues in the Window
Photos: Meringues in the Window by Suzanne Saxe-Roux
French Meringues: One of my favorite past times is to take photos of the beautiful food in France (or anywhere for that matter). The French, however, use their window displays to show off everything related to food, whether it is a sandwhich in the window, a platter of croissants, or their delicate pattisseries. For the next few blogs I am going to show you these amazing views and provide the receipes to match.
The French Meringue (my daughter and husband's favorite) often looks enormous to eat, but similar to cotton candy, it melts in your mouth and before you know it you are taking the next bite. You can eat it alone or with fruit, sorbet or ice cream.
This recipe is adapted from Tallyrand
Castor Sugar - 150 gm
Egg Whites - 150 gm
Icing Sugar - 150 gm
Steps for making French Meringue
1. Whisk the whites to stiff peaks
2. Whisk in the castor sugar a little at a time for 10 minutes until the mixture is smooth and shiny
3. Gently and slowly fold in the icing sugar with a slotted spoon
4. Place immediately into shapes, on a silicon mat, silicon paper, or slightly oiled tray
5. Bake at 100 C for 1 hour and 20 minutes
One of the simple joys of life is to not only eat these fantastic delicacies or to try your hand at making them, but to just enjoy looking at them and their beauty.