Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Pink meringues with strawberry sauce

100g caster sugar
75g icing sugar
3 egg whites
1-2 drops pink food colouring
250g strawberrys,trimmed and sliced
2tbsp strawberry conserve
300ml double cream

Preheat oven to 120c/110c fan/gas 1.Line 2 baking trays with baking paper.Mix the caster sugar and icing sugar together.Whisk the egg whites in a clean dry bowl until they form stiff,glossy peaks.Add a dessertspoon of the sugars,one at a time,whisking until stiff again after each addition.Add the colouring with the last spoon of sugar.Using 2 dessertspoons,put the mixture into 12 piles on the baking trays,lifting it out with one spoon and easing it off with the other.Bake for about 1 hour.Puree a third of the strawberrys with the conserve.Whip cream until it just holds in shape.Fill the meringues with the rest of the strawberrys,cream and sauce.

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