Last week, I wanted to bake something simple and by simple I mean, something very easy, with a few ingredients. At the same time, I also wanted it to be related to the festive season of Xmas.  Its a season of joy, happiness and also hopes, because you are ready to welcome the new year and eagerly waiting to know what's in store for you.

At the end of all these thoughts, I was able to find one such item, which is very simple and at the same time very much apt for the season. Yes meringues….they actually look like snowballs :), so by making it I will get a snowy feeling here in Bahrain also :)

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Here is the recipe…

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Course: Baking, Desserts
Author: Maria Jose Martin


  • 2 Egg whites
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Chopped nuts
  • Icing sugar – for dusting (optional)


  • Preheat the oven to 140 degree. Line a baking tray with greaseproof paper and keep aside. Pour the egg whites to a clean bowl. (Please note that the bowl should be completely clean and grease free, for successful whipping). Add some of the sugar to this and start whipping. After sometime add the rest of the sugar and continue to whip on high speed until stiff peaks form. If the mixture doesnt stop from the beater, when it is switched off, the batter is ready. Now slowly fold in the chopped nuts.
  • Drop one teaspoon each of batter spaced 1-1 1/2 inches apart on prepared baking tray. Bake until crisp outside and still chewy inside, it takes around 35-40 minutes of baking. Transfer sheets to a wire rack and let completely cool. Dust with icing sugar. It can be stored in an airtight container for a few days.


The baking time should be adjusted to your respective ovens. This quantity will yield 12 – 15 meringues of medium size.
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8 thoughts on “Meringue….”

  1. Hi Maria :)

    Check this picture out..  yes its Meringue roses :)  

    I could not stop myself from trying out the new rose petal icing tip I picked up yesterday and since the batter was kind of the icing texture I decided to give it a try.. It’s my first try with making roses so ya not really great but I was happy to try it out.  The Meringue batter was much softer than the usual butter cream frosting so yes I had to make the roses really fast cause it could go flat.  
    One thing i noticed was that the oven temperature 140 C was a bit high and I had to switch the oven off at around 20-25min cause I could see it browning already.  So next time I will try to reduce the temperature after I keep  them in the oven.. so the initial high temperature will give it the crispy crust and the lowering the temperature will let them cook inside.

    Thanks again for the recipes :)

    • Hi Blessy,

      Those Meringue roses look amazing! It has come out great! Thanks for sharing the details here. Also thanks a bunch for trying out the recipes & for keeping me posted about it :)


  2. Hi Maria
     I made meringue y’day and it came very snowy and yummy. It almost melts in mouth. I hv decided this is in my special x’mas goodies list this year. Thanks for the recipe. Today i saw cinnamon roll recipe and i am going to try it too. Recipes like these are a welcome change from the usual cakes and puddings. Let more come in…


  3. hi maria,Nice blog…with ur recipe i tried palappam and it came out superb! i saw some of my favourite dishes wanna try all those..Keep going!
    Happy X’mas and Happy New year!

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