Christmas Tree Meringues

These Christmas tree meringue are so simple and make an excellent christmas treat! the meringues are piped with a painted piping bag giving the trees streaks of green colour and are baked at 100°C for extra crispness!

Make 30-35 Christmas trees

Ingredients:

2 medium egg whites

150g caster sugar

Pinch of salt

Green gel food colouring

Method:

Pre-heat the oven to 100°C.

Line a large baking tray with greaseproof paper.

Begin by whisking the egg whites with an electric whisk until they become frothy.

Add a pinch of salt and continue whisking until the egg whites hold stiff peaks.

Add the sugar one spoon at a time whisking on medium speed until all the sugar is incorporated.

Then turn up the speed and whisk on high until the meringue hold stiff glossy peaks.

Whisk is a little gel colouring to give the meringue a pale green colour.

Prepare the piping bag.

Fit a piping bag with a medium star nozzle.

Turn the piping bag inside out and using a brush, paint strips of green gel colouring in the bag.

Reverse the piping bag and spoon in the meringue.

Pipe the meringue onto the prepared baking tray.

Pipe down, stop, pipe a smaller blob, stop and pipe a final smaller blob peaked at the top to form three blobs on top of each other creating a three tier Christmas tree.

Place in the pre-heated oven for 50 minutes until the meringue are dry and crisp.

Allow to cool and serve.

These can we stored in an airtight container for a week.

Merry Christmas!

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