I shared with you some heart shaped meringues for Valentine’s day a while ago.
Well, meringues are really quite easy, and you can use your imagination and go wild! So we decided to make some carrots. Aren’t they cute?


You will need:
4 egg whites at room temperature
220 g {1 cup} caster sugar
2 tsp corn flour, sifted
1 tsp white vinegar
Food colouring in your desired colour – 4-5 drops if using water based, just 1-2 drops if using gel paste.


Method:
Preheat your oven to 100°C
Line 2 baking trays with baking paper.
Place the egg whites in a large clean and dry bowl. Use an electric mixer to whisk the egg whites until the form soft peaks.
Gradually add the sugar and whisk until it is dissolved. Continue to beat for 2 minutes or until the mixture is thick and glossy and trailing peaks form when you lift the beater from the mixture. {see photo below}. Add the cornflour and vinegar and whisk until just combined.

Divide the meringue into 2 or more bowls {depending on how many colours you are making – I made orange and green. Slowly and gently stir in the colour.
Place the mixture into a piping bag and pipe your meringue onto the baking paper. I made triangle shapes and used a very small nozzle to make an outline and then to fill in the outlines. To smooth out the lines made from the piping I just used a teaspoon. I then piped the green bits, they weren’t as easy as they’re smaller and a tad fiddly.

Place in the oven for 2.5 hours, swapping the trays half way through cooking. The meringues should sound hollow when tapped on the base when they have finished. Leave in the oven to cool, about 3 hours.
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