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Meringues with Strawberries and Cream

Ingredients:

Ingredients for meringue –

8 egg whites

200g/7oz white caster sugar

 

Ingredients for filling -

400ml/14floz double cream

2 tbsp icing sugar

250g/9oz strawberries

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Meringues with Strawberries and Cream
Difficulty: easy
Serves: 8

Instructions:

Method for meringue -
• Preheat the oven to 100C/200F/ Gas ¾.
• Place the egg whites into a bowl and whisk until soft peaks are formed.
• Gradually add the sugar and continue to whisk until soft peaks are formed.
• Spoon into a piping bag fitted with a small plain nozzle.
• Pipe whatever shapes you fancy????
• Place in the oven and cook for 20 minutes.
• Turn the oven off but leave the meringues in there for at least 2 hours.
• When crisp, remove from the oven and cool.

Method for filling –
• Whisk the cream and icing sugar together to soft peaks then fold in half the strawberries.

To assemble –
• Place a meringue onto a serving plate.
• Spread the cream lightly over the meringue to cover totally, add some more strawberries.
• Place another meringue disc on top.

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