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meringue filled with strawberries and blueberries

Calorie conscious swirled meringues

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These pretty meringues are a lovely light dessert and can be served with fresh yoghurt and refreshing summer berries or fruit of your choice. You could even add a handful of blitzed pistachios to your meringue mix to create a delicious nutty taste and texture.

Key Information

  • Prep:
  • Bake:
  • Serves:6
  • Skill level:easy

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  • 140g 5 oz Half Spoon granulated sugar Half Spoon granulated sugar
  • 3 3 Egg white(s) (free range)
  • 1tsp 1tsp Cream of tartar
  • 1tsp 1tsp Cornflour
  • Pink food colouring
  • Berries (fresh)

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  1. Classic mode Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 160°C (140°C fan, 325°F, gas mark 3).

  2. Classic mode Step 2

    Place the sugar in a food processor and blitz until it reaches the consistency of icing sugar.

    Ingredients for this step

  3. Classic mode Step 3

    Whisk the egg whites until they form soft peaks – the peaks should turn at the tip.  Gradually whisk in the sugar until the mix is glossy then whisk in the cream of tartar and corn flour.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 3 3 Egg white(s) (free range)
    • 1tsp 1tsp Cream of tartar
    • 1tsp 1tsp Cornflour
  4. Classic mode Step 4

    Add a few drops of pink food colouring and use a skewer to swirl the colour through the meringue to get a marble effect.

  5. Classic mode Step 5

    Spoon the egg whites on to the baking parchment making a slight dent in the mixture and bake for 1 hours. After an hour switch the oven off and leave the meringues in the oven until it cools.

  6. Classic mode Step 6

    When ready to serve. Fill the meringues with the berries or fruit of your choice and add a dollop of low fat cream, crème fraiche or yoghurt.

    Ingredients for this step

    • Berries (fresh)