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Italian Meringue

Italian Meringue

Italian meringue is made with sugar cooked to 120°C or 248°F. This is different from the French, which is made from caster sugar. The cooked sugar gives a softer meringue which can be added to other preparations or use as it is.

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Last modified on: June 2nd 2015

For 270 g, you will need:

Change for: 90 g 135 g 270 g 540 g 810 g

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PreparationCookingStart to finish
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Preservation: A few minutes, not more.
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Step by step recipe

Stage 1
12 min.
Italian Meringue : Photo of step #1 Mix 180 g caster sugar with 4 tablespoons water and put on to cook "to soft ball stage", which means 120°C or 248°F (a thermometer is very useful here).
Stage 2
3 min.
Italian Meringue : Photo of step #2 When sugar temperature approachs 115°C or 239°F, start beating 3 egg whites with 1 pinch fine (or table) salt.
Stage 3
5 min.
Italian Meringue : Photo of step #3 When sugar reaches 120°C or 248°F, pour it slowly onto the egg-whites, while beating on medium speed.
Stage 4
10 min.
Italian Meringue : Photo of step #4 You are going to get a very smooth and hot meringue, leave the mixer running for a further 10 minutes while the meringue cools down.

Your italian meringue is ready.

Remarks

The difficulty is in the cooking of the sugar, and adding it slowly to whipped egg-whites. Take care, it's hot!

Basic proportions: 60 g caster sugar per egg white.

Nutritional information

% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

How much will it cost?

For 270 g : 0.41 €

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Fine (or table) saltFine (or table) salt: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Fish fillet in express cooking envelope, Household cake (Gâteau de ménage), Rabbit terrine, Fresh pasta dough, Bonnevaux apple tart, ... All

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