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

Keywords for this recipe:MeringueEgg whitesCooked sugarItaly
For 270 g, you will need:

Change these quantities to make: 90 g 135 g 270 g 540 g 810 g
How long does it take?
Time required for this recipe:
PreparationCookingStart to finish
18 min.12 min.30 min.
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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.
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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.
Keeping
A few minutes, not more.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
738 Kcal or 3,090 Kj5 gr180 gr0 gr
37 %2 %17 %0 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
224 Kcal or 938 Kj1 gr55 gr0 gr
11 %1 %5 %0 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
How much will it cost?
  • For 270 g : 0.41 €

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Source
Home made.
This recipe uses (among others)
Caster sugarCaster sugar: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Oaty walnut cake , Plain cake, Nantes Tourton, Puits d'amour, Household cake (Gâteau de ménage), ... All
WaterWater: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Vietnamese prawns, Puff or flaky pastry (pâte feuilletée), Special small breads, Quick orange marmalade, Yeast-based flaky dough (for croissants), ... All
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