Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Easy Halloween Ghostly Meringues


Hey Whisperers,

Nothing is better than baking during this time of year, whether it's chocolate chip cookies to munch down on while you're drinking that hot chocolate or those cupcakes you savour while watching that horror film, nothing beats autumn baking. Today i'm going to be doing a post on some of my favourite things to make, not only in the autumn, but all year round. Meringues. Now I know what you're thinking, I said this was easy, and it is. There's really only 6 steps and then you've got some super cute ghostly meringues for your halloween party! So let's get into the recipe.

🎃What You Will Need 🎃


Ingredients-

- 4 Egg Whites (Room Temperature)
-Pinch of Salt
-220g of Sugar
-1/2 Teaspoon of Vanilla Essence
-Black Food Colouring
- 6 Tsp Icing Sugar
-water

Utensils-

-Electric Whisk
- Baking Tray
-Greaseproof Paper
-Measuring Cups
-Large Mixing Bowl
-Measuring Scales
-Rubber Spatula

👻 Lets Bake 👻 


First up preheat your oven to 120°C. Next up you're going to  separate your eggs. To do this crack the eggs over your bowl and carefully switch the yolk from shell to shell until all of the whites are in the bowl below. You can then either throw away the yolks or keep them for later (they are great to add into omelets for a little extra protein)


You're then going to add your pinch of salt to your egg whites and whisk them until they form stiff peaks in the bowl (if you're not sure a easy way to test this is if you turn the bowl upside down they won't move, be careful though, we don't want to waste all the eggs!) Once your eggs have formed stiff peaks start to gradually add in your sugar one spoon at a time whisking until all the sugar is incorporated.

After all the sugar is incorporated add in your vanilla essence, and continue to whisk for another 2-3 minutes (aren't you glad i said to use an electric whisk!) Once you're done mixing transfer your mixture to either a piping bag or thick sandwich bag and cut about a 1-2 high cut across the bag forming your icing tip.


Line your baking tray with a sheet of greaseproof paper (tip: if the edges keep peeling up, use a tiny bit of your mixture to stick them down). Then take your piping bag and pipe in a swirl shape, while pulling up to create your ghost body! Reduce your oven temperature to 90°C ,pop your ghosts into the oven and let them bake for around an hour and a half keeping your eyes on them because we don't want them to brown. Once your meringues are baked, turn off the oven and leave them  in the oven to cool completely.


While you're waiting for your ghosts to cool, mix together your 6 tsps of icing sugar with your food colouring and water. Transfer this either into a piping bag or leave it in the bowl, i did this while my ghosts were cooking so that it set and became thicker. Once your ghosts are completley cooled, remove them from the oven and decorate with your icing. I chose to use a toothpick to do this because i found it a lot easier but you can also pipe the face on too!


Then you're left with your Ghostly Meringues! 

I hope you enjoyed this halloween ghostly meringues recipe! Let me know if you try it down below and don't forget to tweet me pictures with the #PWHalloween 

Thanks For Reading,
Happy Halloween
Soph 
xoxo



Where I Found My Meringue Recipe- Here
Where I Saw This Done First- Here







10 comments:

  1. they are soooo cute!!! great idea :-D XX


    www.jessicabkennedy.co.uk

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    1. Thank you! It took a few times to get it right but i loved the final result!

      Thanks for Reading,
      Soph
      xoxo

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  2. Your blog is so lovely! So happy I found it xx
    Morgan / www.justmorgs.com

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    1. Aw, thank you it really does mean a lot! Just finishes reading some of your posts and i'm obsessed with how cute your blog is!!

      Thanks for reading
      Soph
      xoxo

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  3. So cute! So seasonally appropriate and they look a doddle to make! If only my oven wasn't broken 😭 X

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    1. aw thank you! They really are easy to make! Hopefully you're oven is fixed soon and you can always make them closer to Christmas and make them into melting snowmen with a strawberry lace scarf!

      Thanks for reading.
      Soph
      xoxo

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  4. Ah these look so cute! I'll have to try making them!

    Jadelsia.wordpress.com

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    1. Thank you! You can change them into so many things too like melting snowmen with a strawberry lace scarf or even a poo emoji with a little bit of brown food colouring aha!

      Thanks for reading,
      Soph
      xoxo

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  5. these just look TOOO cute. I'm literally the worst at cooking so I would be useless haha but make sure you save me one to try! Loved how you've set everything out xxx

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    1. They're soo easy to make seriously!!!! Think i'm going to do some more posts like this for christmas cause they're so fun to write!

      Thanks for reading,
      Soph
      xoxo

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