Meringue seems like a very technical thing but it is actually not! These Meringue Roses or Meringue Cookies are so delicious and so unlike anything you would ever have. Crispy on the outside and gooey on the inside – that’s Meringue Cookies for you!
Sweet treats are a rarity in my home. I have never had a sweet tooth but whenever I am in the mood to treat my ever ‘dessert-seeking’ husband, I try to look for recipes that are somewhat of a challenge to me.
In my pursuit for the same, I learned some desserts in the past. Like the Besan Laddoos that I made for the first time after I got married. Even the cakes that I have made in the past are a result of my love for my husband! Or is it?!
This time my hunger for challenges led me to these Meringue Cookies or Meringue Roses. I will be honest with you, when I thought of making these initially, I was really skeptical. I had been delaying these for the longest time. So a few days back when we were expecting some friends over for a long weekend, I decided to finally take the plunge.
I can’t really say where i get the confidence from. I had never made meringue before and from all the research that I had done, I knew that meringue is a kind of technical task. But I couldn’t be more wrong!
I learned a few things while trying to get all the ‘theory’ part down. In the hopes that the ‘practical’ part wouldn’t be much different.
TIPS ON MAKING THE PERFECT MERINGUE ROSES
- The bowl that you use for whipping your egg whites should be completely clean and free of all kinds of grease. Metal and glass bowls are well suited for this. To make sure that your bowl is clean, wipe off your bowl and whisk with a kitchen towel dipped in white vinegar or lemon juice. If your bowl is not clean, your meringue will not form! PERIOD.
- Make sure your egg whites are completely free of egg yolk. Be careful while separating the eggs.
- Add the sugar slowly and between each addition make sure you whisk the egg whites well enough to incorporate the previous addition.
- Bake your cookies on low heat for a longer duration. This would dehydrate the cookies and make the outside crispy and inside still soft. That’s what you want.
That’s all you need to be careful with. Rest assured, your meringues will come out just perfect!
In this recipe, I have used a piping bag to pipe the roses but it is completely optional. You could even use two spoons to place dollops of meringue on your baking sheets. You totally don’t have to buy piping bags if you don’t have them.
So without further ado, let us get right to the recipe.
These cookies are just perfect for making an impression on your guests or your loved ones! Trust me. Been there!
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I hope after watching the recipe, you would not be scared of Meringue anymore. Please give these a try and if you do, please leave a comment to let me know your feedback.
Till next time,