st. Patrick’s day is less than one week away, so it is time to plan something special to celebrate the day. here is a fun, easy and quick recipe for a very light meringue. with a hint of green, the fresh minty taste is just perfect for a simple dessert.
to make the meringues:
preheat the oven to 225 degrees. these cookies don’t need much heat. line a baking sheet with parchment paper. beat 4 room temperature egg whites and 1/2 teaspoon cream of tarter with an electric mixer until they are foamy. add
1 3/4 cups of confectioners’ sugar, 2 tablespoons at a time and continue beating until peaks become stiff and glossy.
use a large decorating tip on a pastry bag and pipe onto the baking sheet. bake 1 hour and then turn off the oven and allow the cookies to stay in the oven for 2 more hours to dry. remove from the oven and add sparkling green sugar to decorate.
serve them in a clear pedestal dish or crush them and serve in individual pedestal glasses with fresh whipped cream, layering the cream and meringues on top of each other.