I’m not sure why the word meringue strikes terror in the hearts of so many, but it really is one of the easiest things to make. I love this recipe for meringue that I got from an elderly neighbor of mine. She said it is totally weep-proof. I have never had it weep on me, even in the Kansas humidity.
I have never seen this Valentine’s Day recipe anyplace else. I hope it works as well for you! One quick tip on meringue — Always make sure your bowl and beaters are grease free. Also begin with your eggs at room temperature.
1 Tbsp. cornstarch
1/2 Tbsp. cold water
1/2 cup boiling water
3 egg whites
6 Tbsp. sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
You can divide the meringue if you like and use different food colors for different occasions – (the neon colors are great) different shades of pastel for Easter, red for Valentine’s Day, red and blue for the 4th of July, etc.
You could also stir in some mini chocolate chips before baking.
You can use this meringue for a pie, too.
To cut a meringue pie cleanly, butter both sides of the knife.