Well, it is another wonderful week of "Make it Monday." However, I have to warn you that I didn't exactly complete a recipe. I need YOUR help.
I attempted to make Meringues. Have you ever made them? Well, I thought it would be pretty simple but apparently it didn't work out the way I liked. So, if you are up to the challenge, here is the recipe:
4 egg whites
1/8 tsp salt
1 1/4 cups sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla or almond extract (optional)
1 cup whipped cream (optional)
Preheat the oven to 225 degrees F. Grease and flour 2 large cookie sheets.
With an electric mixer, beat the egg whites and salt in a very clean metal bowl on low speed. When they start to form soft peaks, add half the sugar and continue beating until the mixture holds stiff peaks.
With a metal spoon, fold in the remaining sugar and vanilla or almond extrac, if using.
Pipe the meringue mixture or gently spoon it on the prepared sheet.
Bake for 2 hours. Turn off the oven. Loosen the meringues, invert, and set in another place on the sheets to prevent sticking. Leave in the oven as it cools. Serve sandwiched with whipped cream, if desired.
So....I basically did the first few steps but the mixture didn't look white. I'm not sure what I did. It probably has to do with the egg whites.
So, please oh please try this recipe and tell me what I did wrong. Thanks and have a fantastic day.