I have a confession to make. I'm not the world's biggest fan of Halloween. It's the whole 'trick or treat' thing really. But I have children and don't want to be a complete killjoy. As an avid fan - some may say I'm addicted - of Pinterest I haven't really been able to avoid the Halloween treats that can be made and eaten. Edith caught me on there the other day and spotted the meringue ghosts and seeing as we have a great supply of eggs from the trusty hens outside we thought we would have a go. They ended up looking more of a Pinstrosity but still, they tasted rather good!
Here's what to do:
Simply whisk up two egg whites until stiff. Whisk in 50g of caster sugar. Whisk in another 50g of caster sugar until the mix has gone shiny and super stiff - tip the bowl upside down, if the meringue doesn't end up on your head then you're good to go.
We piped the meringues onto a baking paper lined tray then added chocolate chip eyes. We then baked the ghosts at 120c for 90-120 minutes - we took ours out at 90 ...