Rainbow meringues are a fun and quick way to make lovely decorations either for on top of a cake or to just go with a pudding. they’re so trendy and Instagram-worthy, and add a pop of colour to any sweet treat. This rainbow meringue recipe is an eye catching addition to any birthday party spread!
- 4 egg whites
- 225g white caster sugar
- 1tsp cornflour
- 1tsp cider vinegar
- Red, yellow, green, blue and violet paste colour
- You will need
- 6 disposable piping bags
- 2 baking sheets lined with baking parchment (you can use a little bit of spray grease to make sure the baking parchment is stuck onto the baking sheet securely)
Heat oven to 100°C. Crack the eggs and separate the whites and yolks, placing the egg whites into a clean bowl, ideally of an electric free-standing mixer and whisk to form stiff peaks. If you don’t have one a glass bowl will work absolutely fine and you can use a hand-held electric whisk. The egg whites are ready if you can turn the bowl upside down and they don’t move.
Continue whisking the whites, adding the sugar 1tbsp at a time to make a stiff, glossy meringue. Stir in the cornflour and vinegar once all the sugar is added with a metal or plastic spoon. If you use wood it take all of the air out of the meringues.
Divide the meringue into six bowls, add a dot of colour to each bowl and a dot each of red and yellow to make orange. Stir to evenly combine the colours being careful not to take too much of the air out of the meringue.
Spoon each coloured meringue into a different piping bag and then pipe 2cm dots on to the two baking sheets lined with baking parchment.
Bake for 1hr, turn off the heat, and leave in the oven for another hour to dry out
Arrange the meringues in colour groups or lines to create a stunning rainbow.