28 October 2016

Halloween Ghost Meringues

Halloween Ghost Meringues : two ingredients + black sugar pearls = easy Halloween treat !

Easy ghost meringues for 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
Easy ghost meringues for Halloween

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

Instructions :
  • 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. To make ghost meringues, hold the piping bag at a 90° angle, and press the bag gently while slowly lifting it. Once you're happy with the ghost shape, gently press 2 black sugar pearls into the meringue ghost to make the eyes.
  • 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.
    - If you don't have black sugar pearls, you can use chocolate chips.
    Easy ghost meringues for Halloween
    Easy ghost meringues for Halloween

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