How to Make Meringue Ghosts
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How to Make Meringue Ghosts

Difficulty Beginner
Budget < £10
Time 1 hr +

If you’re looking for something extra to add to your Halloween party table then you’ll love these adorable meringue ghosts! Ideal for beginners, you’ll be able to transform a few baking supplies into spooky and tasty treats!

These meringue ghosts are delicious to snack on, or they can be used to embellish Halloween cakes and other delicious desserts.

Project and instructions by Lucy Bruns.

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How to make

You will also need:

* 2 egg whites, weighed (approximately 60g)

* Caster sugar, twice the weight of the egg whites (approximately 120g)

* Vodka or other clear alcohol or flavour extract

Step 1

Preheat your oven to 100°C fan and line a baking tray with greaseproof paper.

To make the meringue, firstly weigh your egg whites. You will need double the weight of sugar to egg whites.

Whisk the egg whites in a clean, dry bowl using a stand mixer or electric hand whisk.

When the egg whites are thick, white, and standing in peaks then it’s time to add the caster sugar. Keep the whisk on medium high and add the sugar a dessertspoon at a time. When all of the sugar has been added turn the whisk up to high and whisk for a few minutes.

The meringue mixture is ready when you cannot feel any grains of sugar when you rub a small amount of meringue between your thumb and forefinger.

Fit a piping bag with a large round nozzle and add the meringue into the bag. Once full, trim a piece of baking parchment to fit your tray and secure in place at each corner with a small amount of the merignue mixture.

Step 2

Using the pipig bag, squeeze tall meringue mounds onto the prepared baking tray.

Put the meringues in the oven and immediately turn the temperature down to 80°C.

Leave them in the oven for 2 hours to dry out. After 2 hours, turn the oven off but leave the meringues in the oven until completely cold – or overnight.

Step 3

Once the meringues are cold, use a small paintbrush to paint on eyes and mouths.

Use black food colouring thinned down with a drop or two of clear alcohol like vodka.

Step 4

Your ghost meringues are then ready to be devoured!

How to Make Meringue Ghosts

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