How to Make Meringue Kisses from Scratch: Colorful and Fun Recipe
Meringue kisses are one of the most popular deserts for all of us with a sweet tooth. One of the many advantages of this star-shaped dessert is its tiny size - since it's so small, you can enjoy meringue kisses repeatedly without ever getting tired of its sweet taste.
Making colorful meringue kisses at home is way simpler than it looks. Take a look at this OneHowTo article and learn how to make meringue kisses from scratch. You'll surprise your guests with this fun and bubbly dessert, and it's a great choice to serve at parties!
- Electric mixer
- Manual whisker
The first thing to do before starting to make meringue kisses is to preheat the oven to 100° C (212º F) and line a tray with baking paper in preparation. Then, get all the ingredients ready.
If you want the meringue to be sweeter, use icing sugar and follow the instructions in this easy recipe on how to make meringue. However, if you want lighter meringue kisses you can use regular sugar, sweetener, or mix half icing and half regular sugar.
In this recipe we will teach you to make meringue with regular sugar. Fill a pot with water and bring to a boil. In a separate bowl - it should be bigger than the pot - add the egg whites and sugar. Remember, if you wish, you can use half regular sugar and half icing sugar.
When the water is boiling, place the bowl with the sugar and egg whites on top of the pot and whisk strongly by hand. Whisk until the sugar is completely dissolved and the whites are starting to be stiff. This should take around 5 minutes.
Once the sugar is dissolved, remove the bowl from on top of the pot and whisk with an electric mixer on medium speed. Whisk for about 10 minutes, until the mixture has the consistent texture of meringue. The more consistent, the easier it will be to work it with the pastry bag.
While whisking, add the vanilla essence and a pinch of salt, to give your meringue a more flavorful touch.
Now it's the time to finally add color! This is what makes all the difference when making meringue kisses. To do this, separate the meringue into several bowls, one per color. It's advisable to use gel coloring, because liquid coloring could liquefy the meringue.
Start by adding just a little coloring and increase the amount depending on the intensity of the tone you want to achieve. To mix the food dye with meringue properly you can whisk it a little with the electric mixer on low speed, or manually with a spatula.
In order to make meringue kisses in full color, as pretty as they can be, you need a piping bag open star nozzle. If you want to learn more about pastry nozzles, take a look at our article on cupcake decoration. Add the meringue to the bag and press to move to the bottom, then create little meringue swirls. You can do this directly on the oven tray.
Make them from the inside out and upwards. When you reach the top of the swirl, apply downward pressure and immediately raise the bag's tip to create a peak. To make sure your colors don't get mixed, clean the piping bag between uses.
When you have filled the tray, put it in the oven and bake for one hour. When that time is up, leave them to cool completely and remove them from the tray. As you see, meringue kisses are actually pretty simple to make. The result is delicious, and it looks pretty enough to serve at any kind of event!
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- When preparing the meringue, you must be patient to get the right consistency.