Balsamic, Thyme and Pepper Meringues with Basil Strawberries

Balsamic, Thyme and Pepper Meringues with Basil Strawberries

  • Recipe difficulty: Medium
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  • Serves: Up to 4 people

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Ingredients

4 egg whites

200g icing sugar

2 tbsp thyme leaves

1 tsp ground black pepper

4 tbsp balsamic vinegar

1 punnet of strawberries, hulled and quartered

4 tbsp basil leaves, shredded

Cream, to serve

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 150°C and line a baking tray with baking paper.
  2. Attach the whisk, add the egg whites, whisk on a medium speed until you have stiff peaks.
  3. Add the icing sugar one tablespoon at a time until the mix is glossy.
  4. Loosely stir in the thyme, pepper and balsamic vinegar.
  5. Spoon the meringue mixture onto the lined baking tray into fist sized portions, leaving a large gap between each. Drizzle a little balsamic vinegar over each meringue.
  6. Cook in the oven for 35-40 minutes. Turn the oven off and leave to cool in the oven.
  7. Serve with the strawberries, shredded basil leaves and a good spoonful of cream.

CHEF’S TIP:

The vinegar in this, as well as complementing the strawberries, makes the meringues crisp on the outside and deliciously chewy within.

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