Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Party Food Recipes ~ Meringues

Hi There :)

My lovely friend Tara from Gluten Free Hart made some amazing meringues not too long ago and she has been kind enough to let me share her recipe with you all today. 

Meringues are an absolute winner in my household and they are a yummy and fun party food.  What I also love is that they can be made completely gluten free (with no comprimise in taste) which is great for all of us who need to cater for children with coeliac disease or gluten intolerance as it can often be tricky to find yummy sweets for parties that are gluten free. 


4 egg whites (eggs must be at room temperature)
Pinch of salt                                                    
1 cup caster sugar
2 teaspoons gluten free cornflour
1 teaspoon white vinegar

Sprinkles/100's & 1000's if desired

Pre-heat your oven to 100°C  


Make sure your mixing bowl is clean.  Any trace of fat can bring your meringue merriment to a screeching halt. Using an electric mixer, beat your egg whites and salt until soft peaks form, then gradually add sugar.  Beat until mixture becomes glossy and all of the sugar has dissolved.
If you rub a little between your thumb and forefinger and the mix is no longer gritty, you're good to go.  At this point, add cornflour, vinegar & any colour preference (mix until just combined).

Use a piping bag with a wide star tip to create your meringues.  Aim for about 4-5 cm diameter and allow space between each on a lined baking tray.  You can sprinkle 100 & 1000's on the tops if desired (remember if you are needing gluten free to check your sprinkles as some brands do contain gluten.)

Bake for 2 hours until meringues have a hardened shell and sound hollow when gently tapped on the bottom.

Now for the hard part.  The waiting..
Turn your oven off and allow meringues to cool for a couple of hours.  I stick a wooden spoon in the door so it remains ajar whilst meringues are cooling.

Well done! You made it.  ENJOY!               


You can read Tara's full article here, it's full of laughs :)  I also 
highly recommend Tara's Blog Gluten Free Hart for anyone who needs a gluten free lifestyle as there are lots of great recipes and other tips available. 

Thanks Tara for letting me share your yummy recipe!


Kate xx    


Post a Comment