Pink peppermint meringues with three eggwhites

3 Sep

Pink peppermint meringues The Hungry Mum

Been on a baking frenzy and have a few leftover egg whites? This is the recipe for you! This is also a lovely do-ahead recipe for a party or cake stall as it is quick and easy and uses pantry staples. 

You could also use this easy pink peppermint meringue recipe as the basis for individual pavlovas or Eton mess.

Or you may just feel like baking something sweet – if you need to now use up some yolks check out my custard recipe here: https://thehungrymum.com/2014/12/14/the-best-custard-from-scratch/

Or you may have some little people in your house who would be thrilled to bits to find these delicate little morsels in their lunchboxes ; )

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GATHER:

3 large egg whites

175 grams caster sugar

1 pinch good quality salt

smidge peppermint extract

pink food colouring

LET’S GET TO IT:

Pre-heat the oven to 140C and line a baking tray with baking paper.

In bowl of electric mixer with whisk attachment beat egg whites and salt for 1 minute, then increase the speed to medium and whisk for another 2-3 minutes, until stiff peaks form.

With mixer still running add sugar a tablespoon at a time, until the mixture is stiff and glossy.

When sugar is totally dissolved add the peppermint beat, then use a skewer to drop in a few drops of pink food colouring. Add as much or as little as you want, depending on the hue you’re after. I erred on the side of caution and had pastel pink meringues.

Place mixture in a piping bag or Ziploc bag with the corner snipped off and pipe circles onto tray.

Baking time will depend on size of your meringues but check earlier rather than later – they should be firm to the touch but not beginning to darken. Mine baked for around 12 -16 minutes.

Turn off the oven and allow the meringues to cool in the oven with the door slightly ajar for a few hours.

Pink peppermint meringues

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35 Responses to “Pink peppermint meringues with three eggwhites”

  1. angelac703 September 3, 2015 at 5:41 am #

    Yum, these look absolutely fabulous! I think that they would be heavenly dipped in some dark chocolate as well 🙂

  2. Jem @ Lost in Utensils September 3, 2015 at 6:49 am #

    These are so pretty! Quick, easy and preventing waste by using up egg whites…perfect 🙂

  3. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella September 3, 2015 at 9:01 am #

    Cute! Have you tried meringues in the microwave? The reason why I ask is that I made some peppermint meringues in the microwave. They were so fast!

    • thehungrymum September 3, 2015 at 9:19 am #

      no! In the micro?! Really?! How is that even possible?! My micro is super annoying – even defrosting causes me agony!

  4. cheergerm September 3, 2015 at 11:19 am #

    Super cute thanks Mrs H. And minty!? Even better, certainly worth a tiara. ☺️

    • thehungrymum September 3, 2015 at 11:39 am #

      Lady, I am a tiara #fangirl! Wish I could win one 🙂

  5. Antonia September 3, 2015 at 1:54 pm #

    What a great idea! These look so delicious and so pretty 🙂

  6. Shaurya September 3, 2015 at 3:00 pm #

    This looks so yummyyy
    Wow 😍
    Love,
    The Carnelian Cloak
    http://www.thecarneliancloak.wordpress.com

  7. Tasty Eats Ronit Penso September 3, 2015 at 3:52 pm #

    Interesting idea, to add the peppermint extract. Sounds great., 🙂

    • thehungrymum September 3, 2015 at 11:30 pm #

      I personally am not a fan of peppermint – neither am I fan of meringues – but everyone told me they enjoyed them!

  8. What's Bec Cooking September 3, 2015 at 4:11 pm #

    Awww these look so lovely! I think this might be a great activity with my girls 🙂

    • thehungrymum September 3, 2015 at 11:29 pm #

      Cheers! That’s Miss9’s hand in the piping photo, she loves piping 🙂

      • What's Bec Cooking September 4, 2015 at 1:31 am #

        She’s very talented!! You’ve trained her well 🙂 My girls are 3 and 6….hmmmm…should I or shouldn’t I let them pipe…..fun vs mess 😉

      • thehungrymum September 4, 2015 at 4:27 am #

        Maybe give the 3yo a diff job – cracking eggs? – but the 6 yo could give piping a go! Couldn’t be worse than my attempts, I am so bad at it but Miss9 kills it!

  9. youthfoodblog September 3, 2015 at 8:01 pm #

    Very creative! And pretty!

    • thehungrymum September 3, 2015 at 11:29 pm #

      Thanks – quite appropriate considering we’ve just welcomed spring in Australia 🙂

  10. hotlyspiced September 4, 2015 at 6:48 am #

    I loved your comment on my blog! And as a matter of fact, I do have three egg whites leftover from making the hollandaise sauce for the asparagus on toast recipe. Here’s an excellent way for me to use up the egg whites and I do love how you tinted them pink xx

    • thehungrymum September 4, 2015 at 10:51 pm #

      ta da! I usually have a ziploc bag in my freezer for the random eggwhites that are inevitable floating around. I wish it was mothers day,, rather than fathers day, tomorrow so someone would make me your saucy asparagus /egg/toast combo…

  11. Nancy |Plus Ate Six September 5, 2015 at 12:04 am #

    I read the title as pink peppercorn meringues and thought ooooh that’s interesting!! Pink peppermint works for me though too 🙂

    • thehungrymum September 5, 2015 at 7:04 am #

      oooh, that would be a meringue with bite! 🙂

  12. bakeplaysmile September 5, 2015 at 1:32 am #

    These are so pretty!!! Gosh I love meringues! Yum!

  13. MiraL (@miralsl) September 5, 2015 at 4:24 am #

    Love meringue cookies and need to make them more often! Pinned the recipe to try these!

    • thehungrymum September 5, 2015 at 7:02 am #

      Thanks! They are so simple and take no time at all.

  14. My Kitchen Stories September 5, 2015 at 12:37 pm #

    Little people? Hey I would be more than pleased to have a tiny meringue in my lunch box !

  15. nagimaehashi September 6, 2015 at 6:00 am #

    How is it that I have never tried pepper mint meringues before? That needs to be changed asap!!

  16. Midge September 6, 2015 at 9:31 am #

    I’m a bit confident about making meringues now after all my most recent baking projects. I will definitely give your recipe a shot!

    • The Hungry Mum September 6, 2015 at 9:37 am #

      Excellent Midge! It is such an easy thing to make for a party when the cupboard is bare.

  17. carmitive September 6, 2015 at 12:59 pm #

    These look sooo good! And I love it that they’re pink! Great post 🙂 xx Carmen
    http://carmitive.com

  18. Gather and Graze September 7, 2015 at 10:54 am #

    So pretty, Hungry Mum! 🙂

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