In case you’d forgotten, its Mothers Day this Sunday!
If you do something a little different this year, why not forgo the regular flowers, and treat her to a sweeter treat.. Enter, meringue roses!
To make these, I used the BBC Good Food Ultimate Meringue recipe, which goes a little something like this:
- Preheat your oven to 100C
- Whisk 4 egg whites until fluffy and stiff peaks form – you can do this with a hand or stand mixer
- Add 115g of caster sugar a spoonful at a time, up the speed and continue to whisk until thick and glossy!
- Sift in 115g of icing sugar, 1/3 at a time, and fold into the mix with a metal spoon until smooth
Cover a baking tray with a non-slip mat, or greaseproof paper. Spoon the mix into a piping bag with a star nozzle, then starting in the middle, pipe spirals to make roses with a diameter of 2-3 inches, and bake for 1.5 hours. Once done, turn the oven off and let the meringues cool inside the oven for about half an hour, then take them out and transfer to a cooling rack.
You can serve these as they are, or sandwich two together with cream – or any other way you fancy! You don’t even have to make them for your mum if you don’t want to.. 😉