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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

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22 min.10 min.45 min.1 hour 17 min.
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After Gaston Lenôtre
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Stage 1 - 3 min.
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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.
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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.
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Return the bowl to the food processor and beat on maximum speed for around 5 minutes.

Stage 4
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You will notice that the mixture is not as light as for a classic meringue, but much creamier.

Stage 5 - 5 min.
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Pipe your meringues onto a sheet of cooking parchment using a forcing bag.

Stage 6 - 2 min.
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Dust with a little cocoa powder if you wish (purely decorative).

Stage 7 - 45 min.
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Bake for 45 minutes...

Stage 8
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...and prop the oven door open with a wooden spoon to allow the steam to escape.

Stage 9 - 10 min.
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Leave to cool on a wire rack.

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This recipe uses (among others)
Icing sugarIcing sugar: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Oat financiers for Louise, Macarons (the original French macaroons) , Amaretti, Succès praliné (praline meringue), Nanou's chocolate cake, ... All
Egg whiteEgg white: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Calissons, Stuffed prunes, Armagnac marzipan, Oat financiers for Louise, Coconut tuiles, ... All

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