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Meringue and Strawberry with Vanilla Cream. A Tasty Wheat and Gluten Free Desert.

Updated on April 5, 2013
Meringue filled with strawberry and vanilla cream
Meringue filled with strawberry and vanilla cream | Source

Fluffy and Light Meringue

This recipe is a no fail meringue base that you can use to make little mini meringues or individual baskets. The texture holds up well and dries nicely in a low oven. You can pre-make the meringues and keep them for up to a week in an airtight container. However do not fill them until you are ready to eat or within a couple of hours of eating and keep as cool as possible until ready to serve. Raspberries also make a delicious alternative to strawberries for the filling.

Filled Meringue
Filled Meringue | Source

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Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 1 hour
Ready in: 1 hour 15 min
Yields: up to 30 mini meringues /15 pairs or baskets

Ingredients

  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1/2 cup superfine sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups whipping cream
  • 1 tblsp icing sugar
  • 1tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup sliced fresh strawberries

How to Make Meringue

  1. Pre- heat over to 225. Separate yolk and egg whites and whisk egg whites until stiff peaks form. Add sugar 1 tablespoon at a time and whisk until mixture is shiny and stiff
  2. Spoon individual rounds onto a prepared cookie sheet lightly greased and covered with baking parchment - or shape into individual baskets. Bake in oven for 50 minutes to one hour.
  3. When the meringues are cooked peel off parchment paper and allow to cool on a wire rack. Whisk the cream and add 1 tablespoon icing sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla, whisk further.
  4. When meringues are cool spread cream onto each half and then add strawberries to lower half and sandwich.
  5. If you are making baskets simply fill the baskets with cream and top with strawberries. Either choice is also delicious with rasperries.
Separate the egg whites into a clean bowl
Separate the egg whites into a clean bowl | Source
Meringue will be thick and shiny once whisked with sugar before baking.
Meringue will be thick and shiny once whisked with sugar before baking.
drop meringue onto prepared cookie sheet covered in parchment paper
drop meringue onto prepared cookie sheet covered in parchment paper
Add icing sugar and vanilla to whipped cream and whisk further to combine
Add icing sugar and vanilla to whipped cream and whisk further to combine
Spread whipped cream onto each half of the mini meringue
Spread whipped cream onto each half of the mini meringue
Top bottom half with strawberries.....and place the other creamed meringue half on top
Top bottom half with strawberries.....and place the other creamed meringue half on top

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      Lizam1 5 years ago from Victoria BC

      Thundermama do try them. Yes I have been absent for a while galivanting the UK and Paris:-) Thanks for stopping by today.

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      Catherine Taylor 5 years ago from Canada

      These look fantastically yummy. Definitely will be trying these soon.

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      Lizam1 5 years ago from Victoria BC

      Appreciate your comments teaches12345. I think you will succeed with this recipe.

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      I dove meringue desserts but have not had much success in making them. I would love to be able have some of yours! Really good detailed photos and so yummy!

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      Paul Edmondson 5 years ago from Burlingame, CA

      I know that formatting dilemma. I've been creating one set of instructions in the recipe capsule, but using a full width photo and a text capsule underneath with details depicted in each photo.

      I'll check out some of the other recipes!

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      Lizam1 5 years ago from Victoria BC

      Thanks Paul - I hope your wife enjoys them . I was trying to match the photos with the instructions which is why they are small, but thanks for the compliment. I have posted other wheat free deserts on hub pages too.

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      Paul Edmondson 5 years ago from Burlingame, CA

      I love your photos. They look so good, have you tried formatting them the full width?

      I've been looking for gluten free dessert options since robin/wife isn't eating wheat products.