Meringue with a Mixed Berry coulis

Ingredients Meringue:

  • 3 large egg whites, at room temperature
  • 80g caster sugar
  • 80g icing sugar

Mixed Berry Coulis

  • 200g Mixed berries (fresh or frozen)
  • 1/4 cup of water
  • 2 Tbsp of fresh lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp caster sugar

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 110C, And line a tray with Parchment paper
  2. Tip the 3 large egg whites into a large clean mixing bowl/ Beat them on medium speed with an electric hand whisk until the mixture turns into a fluffy cloud and stands up in stiff peaks
  3. Now turn the speed up and start to add caster sugar, a dessertspoonful at a time. don’t over-beat. When ready, the mix should be thick and glossy
  4. Sift one third of the icing sugar over the mixture, then gently fold it in with a big metal spoon or rubber spatula. Continue to sift and fold in the remaining icing sugar a third at a time
  5. Using a large spatula, plate your meringue on the parchment paper in what ever shape you want ( be as creative as you like)
  6. Bake for 1hr30mins
  7. Meringues should be a nice coffee colour underneath
  8. Allow meringues to cool on a cooling rack

Method for Coulis:

  1. Place mixed berries into a saucepan with water, sugar and lemon juice. Set over a medium heat, crushing with the back of a fork until the sugar has dissolved and the berries have become saucy.
  2. Taste and add a little more sugar if the berries are sharp.
  3. Strain through a sieve, then chill until ready to serve

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