St. Patrick’s Day Meringues
St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner. It is one of those fun holidays that everyone loves. Everything is green and you’re always looking for that pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.
We decided to get a little festive. Instead of a pot of gold, how about a bowl of green meringue medallions with a touch of gold? You won’t get rich with these but, they’re sweet and best of all, you can share the “wealth”!
I always thought that making meringue was difficult. Just like I thought making my own hazelnut spread would be tough. It’s not.
It just seems so delicate and elegant that I never gave it a try. The truth is, it’s incredibly easy to make. The result is fluffy, sweet, melt in your mouth goodness. These St. Patrick’s Day meringues turned out great!
Read on for the step-by-step recipe to whip these up for St. Patrick’s Day!
Things You Will Need:
- 4 egg whites, room temperature
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- ¼ tsp lemon juice
- Green gel food coloring
- Golden sprinkles
- Mixing bowl
- Baking sheet
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Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and preheat the oven to 200 degrees F. Set aside.
Using an electric mixer, beat eggs on medium speed and mix for 2 minutes. Add lemon juice and gradually increase the speed to high.
As you beat the egg mixture, slowly add your 1 cup of sugar. Once mixture forms stiff peaks, add one small drop of green gel food coloring.
Using a piping bag, frost a dollop of meringue onto your lined baking sheet, about 1.5 inches in diameter.
Garnish top portion of each “medallion” with green sprinkles.
Bake for two hours. Once two hours has set turn off heat and let sit in the oven for 35-45 minutes.
Remove from oven and allow to cool – enjoy!
Delicious, melt in your mouth, St. Patrick's Day meringues. Super simple to make and with only a few ingredients. They can also be changed in colour and used for various other holidays. A very simple change but, just as delicious.
- 4 egg whites
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/4 tsp lemon juice
- 1 drop green food colouring
- golden sprinkles
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and preheat the oven to 200 degrees F. Set aside.
- Using an electric mixer, beat eggs on medium speed and mix for 2 minutes.
- Add lemon juice and gradually increase the speed to high.
- As you beat the egg mixture, slowly add your 1 cup of sugar.
- Once mixture forms stiff peaks, add one small drop of green gel food coloring.
- Using a piping bag, frost a dollop of meringue onto your lined baking sheet, about 1.5 inches in diameter.
- Garnish top portion of each “medallion” with golden sprinkles.
- Bake for two hours. Once two hours has set turn off heat and let sit in the oven for 35-45 minutes.
- Remove from oven and allow to cool – enjoy!
Calories are based on a yield of 50. Each medallion is approximately 16 calories. Enjoy these any time of the year and change the colour to make them festive for any holiday or occasion.
Serving Size:1 medallions
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 16
Get the Luck of the Irish
They may not be real gold but, they are definitely a treat. Once they melt in your mouth, you will really feel lucky! What I love about this dessert is that it is so simple. These are great to bring into the office, for a school treat, or just to enjoy at home.
Just remember, always check with your school or office for allergies because this recipe contains eggs. For us, we will be making these to enjoy at home and as a cute little gift for friends. You can easily put them in cellophane bags with these cute St. Patrick’s day gift tags.
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Do you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day?
Let me know, til then–cheers m’deres!
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Nancy Polanco is a freelance journalist, lifestyle content creator, and editor of Whispered Inspirations. She is a proud Mom to Gabby and Michaela and partner and best friend to Darasak. Having worked as part of a health care team for almost a decade, Nancy is happy to be back to her passion. She is a contributor to the Huffington Post, TODAY’s Parents, and an Oprah Magazine Brand Ambassador.