💕🎶 Sweets for my sweet, sugar for my honey! 🎶 💕 Whoever your honey(s) might be, husbands, lovers, BFFs, friends or kids, send some Meringue Hearts their way this Valentine’s Day. These treats are pretty, light as a kiss and a breeze to make!
3 large egg whites, at room temperature
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/2 cup (105 g) granulated sugar
1/2-1 tsp of red food coloring, depending on how deep you would like your shade of pink to be.
1/3 cup (40 g) confectioners’ sugar
Wilton Valentine’s Sugar Sprinkles
Preheat oven to 225 F (110 C). Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Prepare a piping bag with your favorite tip. Anything goes, we used two different tips (Wilton 1M and Wilton 4B) and liked the results of both hearts! In a bowl, using a mixer on medium-low speed, beat together the egg whites and cream of tartar until very foamy. Slowly add the granulated sugar while beating. Increase the speed to high and beat until whites hold stiff, shiny peaks. Add the food coloring until you have reached the desired color. Sift the confectioners’ sugar over the whites and fold in well, using a rubber spatula. Do not overfold, we need air in the meringues!
Scoop the mixture into your piping bag. Pipe hearts onto the parchment lined baking sheets, starting from the lower tip and squeezing up in a fluid motion. You can also pipe little flowers, which are just one squeeze with the Wilton 1M tip. Sprinkle with Wilton’s Sugar Sprinkles. Bake 50-55 minutes until dry and firm enough to lift off the paper. Don’t let them get brown. Remove from heat, let cool and then share the love!