Summer Meringue Nests

Meringue nests

Meringue Nests

One of the easiest plated summer desserts that you can have. Easy to put together but so impressive. Serve with lemon curd, custard or even whipped cream for a gorgeous dessert that everyone will love.

Recipe ( makes 4 small meringue nests )

Ingredients :

  • 1 Egg White
  • 3 tbsp ( 50gms ) Castor Sugar
  • Lemon Curd
  • Summer Fruits and Mint for Garnish

Method :

  1. Preheat oven to 100C and line a baking sheet with baking paper.
  2. In a clean bowl (ensure the bowl is grease free, wipe with a few drops of lemon juice if you want to be absolutely sure), add 1 egg white.
  3. With a hand blender, beat till foamy on a slow speed.
  4. Once foamy, add sugar 1 tbsp at a time and beat till thick, glossy and stiff.
  5. Transfer small blobs of the meringue with the help of two spoons. Slightly wet the back of the spoon and shape the sides and dig a well in the centre for the filling later on.
  6. Place in the oven and bake for 1.5 hours. Turn off the oven and let the meringue cool completely, about 4 hours.
  7. Peel the meringues and plate straight away or store in an air tight container till ready to use.
  8. If the meringues seem a little soggy put it back in the oven at 100 C for half an hour.
  9. To assemble place a generous spoonful of lemon curd in the cavity of the meringue and garnish with summer fruits of your choice.
  10. Alternatively whipped cream can be used in place of lemon curd.

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