So my birthday has come and gone sadly enough. Apart from making myself a birthday cake (which will the next post!) I thought it would be nice to give away some little gifts to whoever came to my birthday 🙂 I finally found cellophane bags so I can put in all the sweets and treats that I wish to whenever I feel like giving someone a simple but thoughtful present and they are super handy and only cost $1 for 30!
INGREDIENTS: (make close to 60 depending on how big/small you make them)
4 egg whites
1 tsp cream of tartar
1/2 cups sugar
2 drops of lemon juice
100 gr chocolate
as many sprinkles as you like
Turn oven on 80°. Beat the egg whites. When they start foaming and building slowly add the sugar and the lemon juice. Once it is reaching still peaks add the cream of tartar.
Now put in a piping bag, again you decide which nozzle to use. For the first ones I used a star point and the second batch just a normal round one. Pipe the meringue on the baking tray, lined with parchment and put them in the oven for about 1.5 hours. Turn off the oven and leave them in there.
The reason the first batch came out brown is the temperature was actually 120°. However I wanted them to stay white so keep the temp as low as possible. If they don’t cook properly they will come out and stick to each other, so don’t be impatient like me most of the times and wait the necessary time 🙂
Once they are cooked and cooled, melt the chocolate in the microwave (30 seconds at the time) and get your sprinkles in a small bowl.
Place the bottom of your meringue on the chocolate enough to coat the sides and the bottom. Then dip in the sprinkles and leave to set 🙂
These are really simple and easy to make and they are really appreciated when received 🙂 Now place in a gift bag and spread the love!
Enjoy. Ciao for now 🙂 xox