January 24, 2019
Such a cute and easy way to decorate a cake or desert. Also nice as a marshmallow replacement on hot chocolate. Great for halloween or just a funny birthday party.
It’s a little tricky to make them even and without air bubbles on the surface. If you get some flaws just work with them and use them as character trades of your ghost.
_ preheat oven to 80°C [no circulating air]
_ place egg whites and salt in a bowl and beat at high speed until soft peaks start to form
_ slowly start adding a little icing sugar at a time
_ beat until all sugar is incorporated and the meringue is shiny and firm [about 10 minutes – meringue should keep its shape without dripping even a little]
_ transfer meringue into a piping bag with a thick round opening [2-3 cm depending on how big you want your ghosts]
_ pipe little ghosts onto a baking paper lined baking tray
_ place inside the oven and dry for about 90 minutes
_ turn off the heat and leave the meringues inside the oven until cooled down
[ideally leave the ghosts in the oven over night]
_ use a wooden skewer to paint little chocolate or food colouring eyes onto your ghosts
[if you end up with some air holes from piping you can use them as a character feature of your ghost]