These colourful meringue kisses are the perfect summer party dessert or nibble. These are easy enough for kids to make, simply whisk the egg whites, add the sugar, pipe and bake!
3large egg whites
150g(2/3 cups) caster sugar
Preheat the oven to 160C / 140C Fan / gas 3 and prepare several baking trays
Whip the egg whites
Separate the egg whites from the yolks. Add the egg whites to a 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, measure the sugar out into a small bowl. When the egg whites are stiff, keep the mixer running and 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 then paint stripes of food colouring down the side of the bag using a pastry brush.
Spoon the meringue into the bag and pipe little kisses on to the baking tray.
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.