October 28, 2016

Halloween Ghost Meringues - Meringues Fantômes pour Halloween

Easy ghost meringues for Halloween || Meringues faciles pour Halloween

Halloween is coming and I've got an easy treat for you to make : ghost meringues !
You'll just need eggs, sugar, and some black pearl sprinkles. Once you've transferred the meringue batter to a piping bag fitted with a round tip, pipe some ghost looking blobs on a baking sheet : hold the pastry bag perperdicular to the baking sheet, squeeze while slowly lifting the bag and release. Add a couple black sprinkles for the eyes, bake, and you're done !

Easy ghost meringues for Halloween || Meringues faciles pour Halloween

Meringues
Makes about 15 small meringues

3 egg whites
180g (3/4 cup + 2 tbsp) of powdered sugar
1 pinch of salt

Using a hand or stand mixer, beat the egg whites with a pinch of salt until firm. Gradually add in the sugar and beat until the mixture looks fluffy and glossy.
Preheat the oven to 120°C/Th. 2.
Transfer the mixture to a pastry bag and pipe on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Bake in the oven on a low temperature (TH1 or 2) for one to two hours, depending on the size of your meringues.

Notes :
– To know if your batter is done, run a knife or spatula in it. If the line disappears right away, keep beating. If it stays, you're good ! You can also know when it's done by taking the whisk attachment of your mixer and turning it upside down. If the meringue forms a peak, you're good to go !
– If you don’t have pastry bags, you can use spoons to shape your meringues.
– The meringues will puff up a little while baking, so make sure you don’t pipe them too close to one another.