The perfect meringue

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Make the perfect meringue by following these easy steps by Ntwenhle Gcabashe Picture by Dylan Swart

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 2 hours

Serves: 6

  • 4 egg whites
  • 1 cup castor sugar
  • 1 teaspoon (5ml) vanilla extract
  • Chocolate, for serving
  • Mint leaves, for serving
  • Crushed nuts, for serving
  • Cocoa, for serving
  1. Preheat oven to 100C.
  2. With electric beater, whisk egg white until soft peak forms in a bowl.
  3. Gradually add sugar, whisking well between each addition, until sugar dissolves. Continue to whisk on high for 2–3 minutes.
  4. Add vanilla extract. Mix well.
  5. Spoon the mixture onto non-stick baking mat.
  6. Bake for 1 ½ -2 hours until cooked through. Turn oven off and leave meringues in the oven to cool completely.
  7. Dip each meringue into chocolate sauce and let it set.
  8. Serve with chocolate sauce, mint leaves, crushed nuts and cocoa

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