Glitter stars Recipe

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makes:

12

Skill:

easy

Cost:

cheap

Prep:

20 min

Cooking:

1 hr 15 min

Nutrition per portion

RDA
Calories 43 kCal 2%

Make your meringues into cute star shapes to turn them into festive decorations – will you be able to resist eating them off your tree?

Ingredients

  • 2 medium egg whites
  • 125g (4oz) caster sugar
  • Edible glitter in silver or any colour you like
  • You will also need
  • :
  • Star-shaped cutter (8cm/3¼in in diameter)
  • Large baking sheet, lined with Bakewell paper
  • Piping bag and star nozzle
  • Ribbon

Method

  • Set the oven to 110°C/225°F/Gas Mark ¼. Draw round the star-shaped cutters on the Bakewell paper to create a template. Whisk the egg whites in a large mixing bowl until they’re firm. Add half the sugar and whisk well until the meringue is stiff and glossy. Quickly whisk in the rest of the sugar.

  • Put the meringue into the piping bag and pipe stars on the Bakewell paper. Sprinkle with glitter. Bake for 1-1¼ hours until they’re crisp and come off the paper easily. Turn off the oven and leave the stars in there for a couple of hours to dry out well.

  • Thread ribbon through stars to hang them on the Christmas tree. They should keep for 2 weeks.

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Top Tip

We used Wilton Edible Glitter Flakes, £8.99 for a pot, from HobbyCraft (www. hobbycraft.co.uk) or most cake shops.

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