Difficulty:A wee bit harder
Time:30 minutes plus 30 minutes baking
3 large egg whites
150g (2/3 cups) caster sugar
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These meringue kisses look impressive but are surprisingly easy to make. If you’ve never made meringue before, it’s just a case of whipping egg whites and slowly adding caster sugar. We added some colour into our piping bag to make the swirling pattern. The best food colouring to use is on which is oven safe so it stays a nice vibrant colour and doesn’t fade. The ones we use are from
Get your toddler to pour the egg whites into your mixing bowl or freestanding mixer. Whisk them until they are stiff and cloud like. It’ll take a few minutes on a high speed.
Add the sugar
While your eggs are whisking, get your child to measure the sugar out into a small bowl. When the egg whites are stiff, keep the mixer running and get your kids to add the sugar to the eggs whites one teaspoonful at time until it is all added.
Make the meringue kisses
Prepare your piping bag by adding the nozzle and getting your child to paint stripes of food colouring down the side of the bag using a pastry brush.
Spoon the meringue into the bag and get your little chef to help you pipe little kisses on to the baking tray. We found it worked best if I held the piping bag at the top to stop the meringue coming out the end and guided where we were piping while Lewis squeezed the meringue kisses out.
Bake your meringue kisses
Pop your baking trays in your preheated oven and bake for around 25-30 minutes until the meringues are crispy on top and easily come off the baking paper. Turn your oven off.
Keep the oven door closed while your oven cools down if you like your meringues to be slightly chewy on the inside.
Serve with whipped cream and fruit.
The meringue kisses will keep for up to two weeks in an airtight container.