Small Cakes: Tiny Meringues

Preparation info
  • Makes


    mini meringues
    • Difficulty


Appears in
Bake and Decorate

By Fiona Cairns

Published 2011

  • About

These dinky little meringues remind me of those my mother made. At any family celebration they were piled high, clouds of crispy white billows, oozing with cream, dusted with cocoa and finished with a crystallised violet. To me they were the most sublime dessert in the world.


  • 3 egg whites, at room temperature
  • pinch of salt
  • 85 g white caster sugar<


Preheat the oven to 140°C/fan 130°C/275°F/gas mark 1 and line 2 baking sheets with baking parchment.

Place the egg whites and salt in the bowl of an electric mixer, or use a handheld whisk and a large ceramic bowl. Whisk on a low speed, then increase the speed un