Friday, October 30, 2009

Halloween Meringue Ghost

The Australia Halloween is called the Guy Fawkes Eve. It also known as Danger Night or Mischief Night. It is normally celebrate on the 31 October. This is a special day for children to do tricks for treats. People will give the kids some lollies during the day. They sometimes celebrate with dress up parade and dances held at school too. Many also enjoy the day by throwing parties to celebrate. Overall, everyone will make sure that they do the most that they can to enjoy the day.
For us, we didn't actually celebrate this day but enjoy seeing their face painting and dress up. At the same time, buying more lollies to get ready for the kids that go door to door playing "tricks or treats". This morning i tried out this Halloween Meringue Ghosts recipe. Children enjoy the look and taste of these ghosts.

Ingredients:
  • 80g egg whites
  • 1/4 tsp cream of tartar
  • 70g caster sugar
  • 1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • choc chips for eyes deco

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 80C (Place the rack in the center of the oven).
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Beat egg whites on low-medium speed until foamy.
  4. Add the cream of tartar and continue to beat the whites until they hold soft peaks.
  5. Add the sugar, a little at a time, and continue to beat until the meringue holds very stiff peaks.
  6. Beat in the vanilla extract.
  7. Before placing the meringue ghosts on the cookie sheet, place a little of the meringue on the underside of each corner of the parchment paper. This will prevent the paper from sliding.
  8. Transfer the meringue to the pastry bag and fitted with a 1/2 inch (1.25 cm) plain tip.
  9. pipe 1.5 inch high mounds of meringue.
  10. Carefully press two chocolate chips into each meringue ghost.
  11. Bake the meringues for approximately 1 1/4 - 1 1/2 hours or until they are dry and crisp to the touch and easily separate from the parchment paper.
  12. Turn off the oven, open the door, and leave the meringues in the oven to finish drying several hours, or even overnight.
  13. The Meringue Ghosts will keep several days at room temperature.

9 comments:

  1. This is so cute, I'm too late to prepare for my kids, wait for next year lar.

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  2. Felvin, Happy Halloween day. You can try it out as it is like the pavlova u did last few weeks. I remember ur kids love it right?

    Sonia, you can try it out when u have extra egg whites :)

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  3. oh my god!! this is sooooo cute!! ^^

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  4. 蛮头,你喜欢?请你吃。

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  5. hi.
    I followed the entire recipe..
    but it turns out to be liquid and cannot stand up into a lil ghost shape..

    any ideas?

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  6. Melodii, i think is ur egg whites well beaten or the meringue is under cook. Pls remember to cool it in the oven before store in air-tight container.

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  7. May I ask roughly how many cookies can be yield for this recipe?

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