My family has many Christmas traditions and one of my favorites is the forgotten meringue. It’s called the forgotten meringue because you whip up the meringue, form cookies on a sheet, and put them in a preheated oven and turn the oven off, and then forget about them until the next morning. You then begin the day with a meringue or two because you just have to see how they came out. You nailed it if they’re light and airy and dissolve in your mouth. Even if you didn’t nail it and ended up with a chewier cookie, you’ll still really enjoy them — believe me, I’ve made plenty of less than perfect meringues and no one has ever complained.
Meringues may appear a little tricky, but if you follow the basic rules and tips, they’re actually pretty easy. Here are some tips for perfect meringues: Continue reading