RECIPE: Meringues - Can you Store Them

tomato_girlApril 4, 2003

Can you make meringue shells ahead of time and store them??

Thanks in advance.

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ginger_st_thomas

I've made the big meringue cookies (I think from Martha Stewart) & stored them in a Clik-Clak container for a few days & it worked for me, even in this humid climate.

    Bookmark   April 4, 2003 at 10:11AM
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Daisyduckworth

Allow cooked meringues to cool thoroughly, wrap in foil or arrange in an airtight container with greaseproof paper between layers. They will be fresh up to 2 months later.

If you add a teaspoon of cornflour for every three egg whites, you'll reduce the amount of weeping - they'll be drier, and will keep better.

    Bookmark   April 5, 2003 at 12:43AM
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tomato_girl

Thanks for the information. I saw a recipe where you make a depression in the meringues and before serving you put a dollup of jam in the middle. Sounds good to me!

    Bookmark   April 8, 2003 at 11:02AM
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lorijean44

Tomato Girl, as another serving suggestion, the meringues are also good filled with lemon or orange curd, too!

Lori

    Bookmark   April 13, 2003 at 10:56AM
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tomato_girl

I made the meringues last night. It was quite an experience. I didn't know when to stop beating those egg whites. LOL.

Thanks Daisyduckworth - I did put two teaspoons of cornstarch into the recipe which had 6 large egg whites.

I bought some "lemonpie filling" Comstock brand and will use a little bit in the center of the cookies.
This will be used for a Passover dinner, but I suspect that these cookies would be a great low-calorie, low-fat treat as well. They were very delicious.

P.S. Next time I definitely will use PARCHMENT PAPER!

    Bookmark   April 14, 2003 at 8:52AM
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