Meringue kisses, the perfect Valentine's Day dessert

End your romantic Valentine's night off with this delicate little dessert of meringue kisses that will score you some real kisses from your Valentines this year.

You may have the meal for Valentine's Day, but what do you have planned for dessert?

Nothing is more impressive to your significant other than a perfectly made sweet. Treat yourself and your Valentine’s date to a light, fluffy, crisp and chewy dessert this Tuesday. These melt-in-your-mouth delights provide the perfect end of a perfect Valentine’s Day treat.

This is a simple, delicious recipe for meringues.

Freshly baked meringue kisses.

Meringues, a fluffy, crispy candy/cookie. They’ve been the bane of my existence until last Christmas when I received the most amazing Christmas present ever: A kitchen aid mixer. Whipping up meringues has always been difficult, but with steady, fast whipping and a simple recipe, my egg whites stiffen up without any effort at all and my meringues turn out perfect every time.

Meringue Recipe

Ingredients

3/4 cup sugar

4 egg whites

1/8 tsp cream of tarter

A pinch of salt

Optional: Vanilla or almond extract

Optional: A few drops of food colouring

Directions

Prepare a baking sheet by lining it with parchment paper.

Perfect, cold eggs

Separate 4 eggs whites from their yolks. Beat whites, cream of tartar and salt with an electric mixer until white and stiff peaks have formed.

Granulated sugar.

Gradually add the sugar and continue to whisk until the mixture is thick and glossy. For additional flavour add a few drops of vanilla or almond extract.

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