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


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

200g caster sugar


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.

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

Makes: 8

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