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    How to make meringues

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    How to make meringues

    This is a recipe for a basic meringue using egg whites and sugar.  I like them to be crisp on the outside and lovely and chewy on the inside. – Dhruv Baker

    • Preparation time: 5 minutes
    • Cooking time: 60 minutes
    • Total time: 1 hour 5 minutes

    Makes: 8

    Ingredients

    4 large egg whites, from a pack of essential Waitrose eggs

    200g caster sugar

    Method

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    1. Whisk the whites to stiff peaks

    2. Add the sugar one tablespoon at a time until all is incorporated and you have a wonderful glossy thick meringue mix

    3. Dollop eight spoonfuls onto baking parchment on a large baking tray, put into an oven preheated to 150C, gas mark 3 and cook for one hour.

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