Friday, December 25, 2015

Christmas Meringue Trees

                                       Merry Christmas Wishes to All !!!

Meringue, i came to know about this kind of desserts or confections once i landed France, actually while my H took me to a walk, i was intrigued to see some whitish fluffy cuties sitting in our street corner Bakery. Immediately  i asked for it and H bought it for me,instantly i have completely fallen in love with this egg whites based crispy meringue. They just melt in mouth, later i came to know that we can make them easily at home. I tried my hands in making meringues at home and failed twice. Obviously i never want to give a try when its comes to meringue, days goes on and as a blogger i learned so many techniques regarding baking. Again i tried meringues at home, its was big success, you can take a look at my Meringue Mushrooms which is used for decorating this Yule log cake. But my today's post is quite a different from this meringue mushrooms, i followed Swiss meringue which makes some beautiful meringue.

xmas tree, christmas meringue trees

Swiss meringue goes for egg whites whisked over a bain-marie to warm the egg whites, and then whisked steadily until it cools. This forms a dense, glossy marshmallow-like meringue which is later baked as meringue cookies or kisses. My today's post goes for a Christmas special meringues, yes its Edible christmas trees, how wonderful na. They came out super light, airy with a crispy exterior. This trees became a big hit among the kids and they just loved it. Hence this post is going to this week's blogging marathon theme as i picked Kid's delight - Party foods/finger foods.Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#59.

Christmas Meringue Tree, Xmas Edible Meringue Tree

2nos Egg whites
1/2cup Sugar
A pinch Salt
Green food colour
Coloured sprinkles

Take the egg whites and sugar in a large bowl. Meanwhile bring boil enough water in a heavy bottomed pan.

Keep the bowl on the top of the pan, the bowl shouldnt touch the boiling water, take care of it.

Beat the egg and sugar in medium flame until the sugar gets dissolves.

Now take the bowl from the pan and beat vigorously with a pinch of salt until it forms stiff peaks, glossy and shiny.

Finally add the green food colour, give a whisk.

Carefully fill up half of your piping bag with the meringue with any tip as you desire.

Edible Meringue Tree, Christmas Meringue tree

Line your baking tray with silicon mat or a baking sheet.

Start piping your meringue on the prepared baking tray. Squeeze out the meringue as a christmas tree, once its reaches the enough height, stop squeezing and pull your hands up slowly.

Continue the same way, pipe the trees in a tray.

Sprinkle the coloured spinkles on the piped meringue trees.

Bake in pre-heated oven for 80 to 90 minutes at 100F.

Once baked, let cool on wire rack.


Priya said... Reply To This Comment

tasty treats.Looks fantastic.

Sandhiya said... Reply To This Comment

Looks absolutely delicious..Perfectly made christmas tree..

cookingwithsapana said... Reply To This Comment

Perfect looking meringue trees.

Chef Mireille said... Reply To This Comment

OMG - these are so gorgeous - u really r such a talented baker!

Pavani said... Reply To This Comment

Perfectly made meringues Priya. Very well made.