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Friday
Oct222010

Bad To The Bone Meringues

When I was growing up I would make meringues just about every week at mine and my Aunt Mimi's house. I made them so much my family is probably still sick of them, but I still love them and I love how they just melt in your mouth.

 I recently saw an idea in a magazine to make bones for Halloween using meringues I knew i had to make them. I can't remember which magazine I saw them in since I have so many, but either way I really wanted to make them.

 

We had our monthly Card making club this week and I thought it would be fun to use a stamp that I had from Stampin'Up! to make the tag for my meringue bones. The stamp just happened to say bad to the bone, so I knew it would be perfect.

I found a recipe for meringues online about a month ago but can't remember where I saw it at either (guess I need to start writing these things down). I have included it below and all the instructions for you to make your own bones. These would also be great for a kids party with a dog theme and they are amazingly easy!

 

What you will need:

4 Egg Whites at room temp

1 1/3 cups sugar

1/4 tsp salt

1/4 tsp cream of tartar

 

Separate egg yolks from egg whites and add to mixer using whisk attachment (you can also use a hand mixer for this). Beat until egg whites become foamy.

 

Add salt and cream of tartar and beat until soft peaks form. Gradually add sugar while beating.

 

Beat until "stiff" peaks form, this should take about 5-6 minutes.

 

Fill piping bag fitted with a round tip (mine is a size 804 by ateco). You could probably use a ziploc bag for this step and just cut the corner of the bag and then pipe your meringue.

 

Pipe a line about 2 inches (or whatever size you want your bones to be) onto a baking sheet lined with  parchment paper. Pipe two small balls onto each end of line. The meringue tends to want to be a bit pointy on the tip of the balls but I just used a knife and took some of the excess off. either way it didn't seem to really look bad.

 

Bake the meringues in a 250 degree oven for about 1 hour. Allow to cool and carefully bag them and tie then with a coordinating ribbon (mine is from Stampin'Up!). Some of my bones broke but it just added to the Halloween affect.

 

 

 

 

Reader Comments (2)

Love the bone shapes! I never would have thought you could make meringues into shapes like that. Just darling, including the packaging.

October 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMadigan at madiganmade

When do you put the salt and cream of tartar in? Is it after you foam the egg whites? These are really cute! I think I'm going to try them for Emily's birthday party.

December 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterArielle Sword

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