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Mini meringue ghosts (V) (GF)

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Be the ghostest with the mostest with these mini meringue ghosts - perfect as a little treat or to decorate your Halloween desserts with 👻

SERVES: 16 TIME: 2HRS 45MINS. Vegan and Gluten-free.

WHAT YOU'LL NEED:

  • 3 Co-op British free range egg whites 🥚
  • 180g Fairtrade caster sugar
  • ¼ tsp lemon juice🍋
  • 2 tsp orange food colouring
  • Black writing icing, to decorate

WHAT TO DO:

  1. Preheat the oven to 110°C/fan 90°C/gas ¼
  2. Using electric beaters, whisk 3 Co-op British free range egg whites in a large, clean bowl until white and frothy, but not quite forming soft peaks - you might need an adult to help with this.
  3. Whisk in 180g Fairtrade caster sugar, a spoonful at a time, beating for at least 30 seconds between each addition
  4. Add ¼ teaspoon of lemon juice and whisk for 4-5 mins, or until almost all the sugar has dissolved
  5. Fold in 2 teaspoons of orange food colouring and then transfer to a piping bag with a medium nozzle (about 1.3cm)
  6. Line a baking tray, using dots of meringue under the paper to help it stay in place
  7. Pipe out 16 ghosts, about 3-4cm high
  8. Bake for 1 hour 30 mins to 2 hours, until crisp
  9. Leave to cool in the oven with the door open, then draw faces on them with black writing icing
  10. The meringues will keep in an airtight container for up to 5 days

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