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Swiss meringues

Swiss meringues

Swiss meringues are a variant of the classic French meringue. The eggs whites and sugar are beaten together in a bain-marie at first, then beaten stiff as normal. This makes for a firmer meringue which can be used to make small items or figures to decorate cakes or ice creams (such as mushrooms, snowmen, etc.).


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Last modified on: June 2nd 2015

For 150 g, you will need:

Change for: 50 g 75 g 150 g 300 g 450 g

How long does it take?

PreparationRestingCookingStart to finish
22 min.10 min.45 min.1 hour 17 min.
Preservation: After Gaston Lenôtre
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Step by step recipe

Stage 1
3 min.
Swiss meringues : Photo of step #1 Preheat the oven to 150°C (300°F).

Put 60 g egg white and 100 g icing sugar into a food-processor bowl.
Stage 2
7 min.
Swiss meringues : Photo of step #2 Beat to mix thoroughly, then place the bowl over a pan of water kept at a bare simmer.

Beat the mixture until the temperature reaches 50°C (122°F), using a thermometer to check this.
Stage 3
5 min.
Swiss meringues : Photo of step #3 Return the bowl to the food processor and beat on maximum speed for around 5 minutes.
Stage 4
Swiss meringues : Photo of step #4 You will notice that the mixture is not as light as for a classic meringue, but much creamier.
Stage 5
5 min.
Swiss meringues : Photo of step #5 Pipe your meringues onto a sheet of cooking parchment using a forcing bag.
Stage 6
2 min.
Swiss meringues : Photo of step #6 Dust with a little cocoa powder if you wish (purely decorative).
Stage 7
45 min.
Swiss meringues : Photo of step #7 Bake for 45 minutes...
Stage 8
Swiss meringues : Photo of step #8 ...and prop the oven door open with a wooden spoon to allow the steam to escape.
Stage 9
10 min.
Swiss meringues : Photo of step #9 Leave to cool on a wire rack.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
4123 gr100 gr0 gr
21 %1 %9 %0 %
Per 100 g
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
2582 gr63 gr0 gr
13 %1 %6 %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 150 g : 0.50 €

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Source: Home made.
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This recipe use (among others)
Icing sugarIcing sugar: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Pink Reims biscuits, Nanou's chocolate cake, Little Christmas biscuits, Gâteau Nantais, Almond dacquoise, ... All
Egg whiteEgg white: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Crust for tea, Cigarettes Russes (Piroulines), Almond macaroon cake, Oat financiers for Louise, Butter cream, ... All

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