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Perfect Meringue, Basic Recipe

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Ingredients
  Egg whites 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Sugar 2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
  Icing sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Cream of tartar 1 Pinch
  Vanilla extract 2 Drop
Directions

Preheat oven to 250 °F (120 °C).
In a large mixer bowl, mix all ingredients, except vanilla extract.
(Make sure bowl is quite dry and that no particles of egg yolk remain in whites.) At maximum speed, beat 3-5 minutes or until meringue rises and soft peaks form.
Add vanilla extract.
At low speed, mix 7 minutes or until meringue is smooth, glossy and stiff.
Form into rosettes, spirals or cups.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Cuisine: 
French
Course: 
Dessert

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