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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

How long does it take?

PreparationCookingStart to finish
18 min.12 min.30 min.
Preservation: A few minutes, not more.
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Step by step recipe

1 Italian Meringue : Photo of step #1Mix 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). 12 min.
2 Italian Meringue : Photo of step #2When sugar temperature approachs 115°C or 239°F, start beating 3 egg whites with 1 pinch fine (or table) salt. 3 min.
3 Italian Meringue : Photo of step #3When sugar reaches 120°C or 248°F, pour it slowly onto the egg-whites, while beating on medium speed. 5 min.
4 Italian Meringue : Photo of step #4You 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.
10 min.

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

Whole recipe
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
7385 gr180 gr0 gr
37 %2 %17 %0 %
Per 100 g
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
2241 gr55 gr0 gr
11 %1 %5 %0 %
% 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 €

Note : These prices are only approximate.

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This recipe use (among others)
Caster sugarCaster sugar: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Creamy plum and pear clafoutis, Pannacotta and blackcurrant crumble, Rum babas, Pistachio ice cream, Clafoutis "Marie-Antoinette", ... All
WaterWater: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Sausage and lentils "en cocotte", Mustard baps, Pistachio powder or paste, Spaghetti Bolognese, French croissants, ... All
Egg whiteEgg white: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Royal icing, Chocolate mousse, Armagnac marzipan, Pistachio powder or paste, Piped petits-fours, ... All
Fine (or table) saltFine (or table) salt: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: New leavened bread, Oaty walnut cake , Quick stuffed courgettes, Mayonnaise, Cocotte eggs with Comté, ... All

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