Due to my cravings yesterday for an Eton Mess inspired by Apt Restaurant in KL, I decided to attempt to make meringue. And if I may say so myself, it turned out great! Its easy guys, all you need are 4 egg whites (taken out of the fridge at least 15 mins before, it cannot be cold) and 250 grams of white sugar.
Step one: Add a pinch of salt to the egg whites. Beat the egg whites until it becomes fluffy. To know when its ready, turn it over. It should not spill.Step 2: Then, little by little, add the 250 grams of sugar while beating. Lift the mixer and you should get a shape like below. That's when you know to stop beating.
Step 3: Place the meringue in a "poche à douille", believe it or not I do not how to say this in English. Its the plastic bag that you use to bake to make little shapes. Make the forms on a cookie sheet (I used foil since I ran out), and put it into a 100 degree Celcius oven for 30mins-1 hour. 30 mins will give you a chewy meringue, and an hour will give you a crunchy meringue on the outside, and chewy in the inside.
Tada! And for the best homemade Eton Mess ever, break some meringue into a bowl, cut up strawberries and add whipped cream. Stir until you get one big mess. Good luck!
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