Light and Festive: Peppermint Meringues for the Holidays
Servings: 42 Total Time: 3 hrs 35 mins
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
3 egg whites
1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
pinch of salt
red food gel
Place your egg whites in a bowl and beat with a hand mixer until foamy. Then add in cream of tartar and beat again until combined. Now add the granulated sugar in a little bit at a time while continuing to beat the mixture. Lastly, add in peppermint extract and beat one more time until well combined and stiff.
Take a pastry bag and fold the top of it. Add a round tip over the end of the pastry bag. Take a paintbrush and dip it into the red food gel. Brush a stroke from the tip of the bag to the top. Then do another 2 more strokes inside the bag (evenly spaced out).
Spoon the meringue mixture into the pastry bag trying not to smudge the red food gel.
Line 2 baking trays with parchment paper. Pipe 1-inch mounds, each spaced about 1 inch apart.
Bake at 250 F for about 1 hour (they should no longer be glossy and should feel light). Then turn the oven off and leave the meringues in the oven for about 2 hours so they can completely dry.
Let's celebrate the holiday season together with some Peppermint Meringues! These airy and delightful treats not only embody the essence of festivity but offer a delicate blend of sweetness and refreshing peppermint. In this recipe, we'll show you how to whip egg whites to stiff peaks and infuse them with peppermint goodness, creating meringues that capture the magic of the holiday season. So, join us in savoring the joy and tradition that these Peppermint Meringues bring. Have fun baking and happy holidays!