PennyBy Penny    

May 28, 2015

add your favourite fruits , or even put some hazelnuts in the mix . Make individual meringue nests it’s up to you


3 egg whites

175g caster sugar ( use glden if you have it , heck even use granulated if that's all you have )

400g fresh strawberries ( or raspberries or use kiwis and passion fruit , use your favourites

600g whipping or double cream or use a mix of 400g mascarpone and 200g natural fromage frais

1 tspn vanilla extract

1 dessertspoon caster sugar


1Heat oven to 150C

2Line a baking tray with greaseproof

3Clean your mixing bowl with a wedge of lemon , this removes any grease

4Now put the egg whites into a bowl and whisk them , you want stiff peaks

5Gradually add in the sugar a tblspn at a time and whisk after each spoonful

6Spoon out about a 1/3 of the mix onto the lined baking tray , you want a sort of circle about 7" in diameter

7Now spoon blobs ( very technical ) of meringue on top all around the edge

8Use a skeet and swirl the tops of each blob

9Put it in the oven . Now turn the oven DOWN to 140C

10Leave for 1 hour

11Turn off the oven and leave your meringue in there until completely cold

12About an hour before serving prep your strawberries. Using about a 1/3 of the strawberries make a coulis

13to do this put 1/3 of the strawberries in a processor ( or bowl and use a hand blender) add the dessertspoon of sugar and whizz up

14Pass through a sieve to remove the pips

15Put the meringue on a plate

16Whisk the cream or mascarpone and fromage frais with the vanilla

17Pile it in the centre of the meringue

18Top with remaining fruit and drizzle over the coulis

19Toke small nests just put a cople of spoonfuls of meringue on baking tray for each one , swirl and cook as above