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By Nigella Lawson

Published 1998

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This version comes, appropriately enough, from an Australian book, Stephanie Alexander’s compendious, addictive Cook’s Companion. I was taken by her family tip of turning the cooked meringue over before smearing it with cream, so that (in her words) the marshmallow middle melds with cream and the sides and the base stay crisp.


  • 4 egg whites at room temperature
  • 250 g caster sugar
  • 2 teaspoons


Preheat oven to gas mark 4/180°C. Line a baking tray with baking parchment and draw a 20–23 cm circle on the paper. I often don’t, and just imagine what size the circle should be as I doll