Friday, December 20, 2013

Christmas tree meringues

Christmas tree meringues
These cute meringues are a yummie bite and they make for cute decoration. Who can ask for any more than that ;)

  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/4 tsp cream of tartar
  • 150 g super fine caster sugar
  • 1/2-1 tsp lemon flavoring (or whatever you like)
  • Green icing color (I used Wilton's leaf green)
  • Yellow icing color (I used Wilton's Holden yellow)
  • Small star tip (I used Wilton's star tip 21)
  • Large star tip (I used Wilton's 1M)
  • Piping bags
  • Parchment paper 
  • sprinkles

  1. Preheat oven to 125 C. 
  2. Place the egg whites in mixing bowl with cream of tartar and mix on medium speed until nice and fluffy. Add flavoring and slowly spoon in the sugar while mixing at high speed. You'll know when it's done when the sugar is dissolved and you get nice stiff peaks.
  3. So because we're making the yellow tips first. We remove about 3-5 tablespoons of batter and gently mix in the yellow food coloring. Then place in piping bag and pipe small stars on parchment paper. Just gently squeeze and pull up to get them a bit elongated.
  4. Bake in oven for about 5-10 minutes. The tips are very small and light in color so you really don't want them to burn. The objective is for them to be firm to the touch so you can pick them up and manhandle them later. 
  5. Mix green coloring into the rest of the batter. Fill piping bag and pipe trees on parchment paper. Basically you're piping three kisses on top of each other. Hold piping bag straight with the tip just slightly above the parchment paper. Squeeze untill the kiss is youre desired size and gently pull up. Don't remove tip just hold still and repeat by piping a smaller kiss on top. Repeat again for the third and last kiss. If you like you can make the top kiss nice and peaky by pulling up while still very very gently squeezing your piping bag. But we're gonna at the yellow tips so not really necessary. Piped christmas tree meringues
  6. Place the baked yellow tips on top and sprinkle your trees with colored sprinkles. Tadaaaaa. Just pop them in the oven and bake for 40-60 min, depending on how chewy you like them. 
*Once properly cooled make sure you store them in an airtight container otherwise they'll just go soft. 

Thursday, December 12, 2013

I'm back!

So good to be back again!

My trip was lovely and anyone interested can read about it HERE.

I'm looking forward to spend the holidays with my family and friends and have already been thinking what kind of yummie and crea bea stuff I'd like to get my hands on. You see I've kind of missed cooking, baking and getting down and dirty. And as it happens I'll be having lots of time on my hands since I don't have any work. Bad news for my wallet but good news for the blog.
So stay tuned for some good December fun!

P.S. I have a great new blog for you to check out by my very own sis: CULINESSA!