Easy Meringue

This is the easiest Meringue recipe you will ever find. I decided to make a meringue after my last post Orange Poppy Seed Cake with Passionfruit Curd and Glaze. The curd required 5 egg yolks and I was left with all the egg whites. I don’t like waste, and I rather like meringue so it only made sense!

This meringue can me made into small rounds, or as large bases for toppings of cream and fruit.

With only two ingredients, why not give it a go 🙂

Prep time 5 mins, Cooking time 3 hours, Serves 8

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Easy Meringue

4 egg whites

220g caster sugar

  1. Preheat oven to 150 degrees C. In a bowl beat egg whites on low with an electric beater until the whites start to go foamy and bubble, turn beater to high and continue until eggs form soft peaks.
  2. Begin to add the sugar, about 1 tbs at a time, over the course of 2-3 minutes the eggs should turn stiff and glossy.
  3. Line a baking try with grease proof paper and begin to spoon out your meringue mixture. It’s at this point that you can get creative, forming your meringue into shapes, or just a slab.
  4. Reduce the oven to 140 degrees C and place tray into oven. Leave to bake for 35-40 minutes, then turn off the oven and leave in place for a further 2-3 hours to dry out.
  5. When cool, top with your favourite fruits and cream and enjoy!

~A

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Easy Blueberry Muffins

Growing up blueberries were a constant staple in our household. I swear my mum had a slight obsession with them! Sundays nearly always consisted of super thin pancakes rolled with blue berries in the middle and dusted with icing sugar, so yummy!

I love these muffins because the flavours remind me so much of those Sunday treats but they are so much more user friendly! Perfect for morning tea snacks, or a quick breakfast option you wont regret making these muffins.

Prep time 15 mins, Cooking time 20 mins, Makes 12

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Easy Blueberry Muffins

1 cup canned blueberries – drained (can also use fresh or frozen, or any other berry of your choosing!)

1 cup self-raising flour

1 cup plain flour

1 tsp baking powder

¾ cup milk

¼ cup vegetable oil

½ cup caster sugar

½ tsp salt

1 large egg

Cinnamon sugar

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  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees C. Prepare your muffin tray by either placing muffin cups into the tray or by greasing the tray.
  2. In a mixing bowl beat together the egg, milk and oil until well combined.
  3. Once combined place a sieve on top of the mixing bowl and place in gently the flours, baking powder, sugar and salt. Once all in sift into the wet ingredients mixture. Using a wooden spoon mix flour and egg mixture together until smooth.
  4. Gently fold in the blueberries (or your choice of fruit).
  5. Scoop about 2 tbs worth of muffin batter into your prepared muffin tray cups. Top with a sprinkle of cinnamon sugar.
  6. Bake for about 20-25mins or until a skewer comes out clean.
  7. Enjoy!

~A