candy cane meringue
littlefoodie almost healed broken footy and i have been baking fools. each day we make something new. now that he is old enough to "help" it is really fun to watch him have at it.
for a 2 yr old the kid has a pretty adventurous palate and is absolutley willing to try anything i make and nothing toasts this mamas heart than a not picky kid! since bigfoodie daddy and i will eat just about anything i shouldn't be too surprised!
i haven't made meringues in a long while and since everything has been so having in our baking lately i decided on these. we just discovered that littlefoodie booty LOVES anything peppermint...just like hims mama does! he got to help crush the candies and eat just as many as well as drop the batter onto the cookie sheet. per his request we tinted them pink and sprinkled little green sparkles on top. they came out soooo delicious its hard to stop after 4, heehee.
2 egg whites
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/2 cup white sugar
little bit of red food coloring paste
4 peppermint candy canes crushed
preheat oven to 260F.
line baking sheet with foil or parchment or silpat.
in a clean dry metal bowl beat egg whites, salt, and cream of tartar to soft peaks. add food paste until desired color and keep beating. gradually add sugar and beat until stiff peaks. fold in crushed candy canes.
drop by spoonfuls and sprinkle with some sparkles.
Bake for 1 hr until dry but not browned at all. turn off the oven and let sit a couple hours or until completley cooled.