Have fun with them !
You can pipe any shape of meringue onto a baking sheet, and then dry them out thoroughly in a oven on very low, minimal heat. Your imagination is the only limit.
Change the color, change the shape, change what you use it for and be creative. Here are a few fabulous ideas on what to do with the very basic meringue recipe:
Use different piping nozzles to create different shapes and in different sizes. Pipe them all close together on a baking sheet. Add a kebab stick and you’ve got pretty lollipop decorations for the party…which is edible as well. The kids will love them.
(Hint: If you don’t want the kiddie to over indulge in sweet stuff, just tell them they are only for decorations. You can always use them again afterward.)
Be playful with the colors – you can do them in the color scheme of your party.
Using plain white meringues and combining them with white spring blossoms, create the most delicate decoration ever. Perfect for a wedding or a very special birthday cake.
Placing them on top of a cake, or even using them as a photo background on the big day when photographing the wedding rings… they look beautiful.
This is perfect for any occasion with a white and green color scheme.
Low on budget, but wanting to make a statement?
Use meringues in different colors as part of your next ladies tea, stork party, high tea, … you name it…
It will brighten any tea table. Bringing a smile to your guests as they dig back to their childhood memories. Place them on pretty stands as centerpieces. Gently add them to a bowl filled with chocolates, as an after dinner treat. Or place them on the inside of the teaspoon next to a teacup, ready to serve.
(Just be careful for them not to touch a warm teacup, as they could easily melt.)
Send your guests home with a “Swiss kiss” or a few “Swiss kisses”…
Placing meringues in a beautiful teacup, tying a few ribbons, in a beautiful glass bowl, wrapped in cellophane, or in a beautiful basket or gift box…. giving meringues as a home-made gift, can be very special.
It looks beautiful as well. For the book lover, you can add a nice book to read, and you have the perfect gift. Build up your own combinations, like chocolates and meringue, a basket of meringues with some other baking ingredients for the baking enthusiast. A pretty container with meringues combined with a basket of fresh strawberries for that hopeless romantic friend of yours… Be creative.
These delicate Swiss Kisses are often used as toppings for ice cream, cakes, puddings, etc.
The invention of meringue in 1720 is attributed to a Swiss pastry cook named Gasparini.
Often associated with French cuisine, people often mistakably think the origin is in France. However it actually comes from Meiringen, Switzerland.
Meiringen is situated in the Interlaken – Oberhasli administrative district, in the canton of Bern, in Switzerland. One of the most beautiful areas in Switzerland and a travel destination that should definitely be on your bucket list.
***The meringue cookies are done when they’re light and dried throughout.
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