Oaty meringues

by Sunita on March 8, 2010

The blog needs to be updated, and a thousand other things need to be done before we catch the flight to India on the 14th, just six days away!! Yes, as much as the fingers are trying to type the words, every time I think of the trip, the heart races and the mind is already there amongst dear friends and family whom we had left behind, years ago. The thought of gossiping ( and of course shopping) with my sister and cousins, some of whom I will be meeting after quite a few years is more than enough to set me on a high; and some very dear school friends whom I haven’t seen for decades!! The thought of relishing ma’s home cooking, aahh!!! Yes, I, in fact, we, are all looking forward to the trip.

We hadn’t thought of going at this time of the year and Dinesh was supposed to go alone. But, we decided to tag along at the last moment; and even though we would have liked to have stayed longer, I have absolutely no complaints- something is always better than nothing, isn’t it?

On the kitchen front, I made some oaty meringues today-

they are so easy to whip up and are low in fat. I love making them, and just realised that I’ve never posted the recipe on my blog. So here goes. The egg whites, dark muscovado sugar and a little oats come together to make this treat.

What’s needed-

2 egg whites
4 tblsp of dark muscovado sugar/other dark brown sugar ( make sure that the sugar is not too lumpy)
4 tblsp of rolled oats

How to-

  1. Pre heat the oven at 160 deg C and line a baking tray with foil.
  2. In a clean and dry bowl, beat the egg whites till they form stiff peaks.
  3. Beat in the sugar, a tblsp at a time.
  4. Gently foldĀ  in 2 tblsp of the rolled oats.
  5. Spoon or pipe out circles ( I used a plastic packet snipped off at one end, and piped in swirling motions) onto the prepared tray, a little apart from each other ( I got about 37). Sprinkle the rest of the oats on top.
  6. Place the tray in the centre of the pre heated oven and bake for about 20 minutes.
  7. Reduce the heat to 100 deg C and bake for another 20-25 minutes.
  8. Turn off the oven and open the door a crack. Let the meringues cool completely in the oven.
  9. Store in air tight containers.
  10. If the meringues soften on storing, reheat them in a 100 deg C pre heated oven for a few minutes and they will be good again.
  11. These meringues are good on their own, but if you want to fill them, do so just before serving so that they don’t turn soggy.

These are very easy to make, and went down a real treat with all of us. I had to stop Rengoni an Agastya on having too many of them. The sandwiched ones have been done so with some mascarpone cheese.

We loved them on their own, an absolute melt in the mouth, with the oats adding a little bite. And we did sandwich a few and enjoyed them too!

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{ 23 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Maninas March 8, 2010 at 9:35 pm

They’re gorgeous!

Have a good trip home! How long are you staying for?

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2 Sunita March 8, 2010 at 9:36 pm

Thanks :-) We’re going for about 20 days.

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3 Su-yin March 8, 2010 at 10:21 pm

These look fantastic! And only 3 ingredients, even better. I have some egg whites in my freezer, might make them this weekend. :)

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4 Sunita March 8, 2010 at 10:25 pm

Thanks Su-yin, do give them try. hope you like them :-)

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5 Lisa March 8, 2010 at 10:25 pm

Best wishes for your trip. This recipe sounds amazing and decadent :)

Hugs,
Lisa

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6 Sunita March 8, 2010 at 10:31 pm

Thanks Lisa, we are really looking forward to the trip. And yes, we loved the meringues too :-)

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7 Sarah, Maison Cupcake March 8, 2010 at 10:30 pm

Have a lovely trip, these meringues look yummy.

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8 Sunita March 8, 2010 at 10:31 pm

Thanks dear Sarah :-)

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9 Rosa March 8, 2010 at 10:38 pm

That is a great idea! Yummy!

Cheers,

Rosa

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10 Sunita March 8, 2010 at 10:42 pm

Thanks Rosa, we did love them :-)

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11 Mowie @ Mowielicious March 9, 2010 at 12:28 am

Those look so pretty Sunita! Hope you have a great trip home x

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12 pavithra March 9, 2010 at 12:31 am

Lovely recipe.. would like to try soon. Have safe trip!!!

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13 Srimathi March 9, 2010 at 5:19 am

The Meringues look so amazing. My daughter would love to taste them. Have a fun filled trip and enjoy.

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14 Happy Cook March 9, 2010 at 10:00 am

Wowo that just looks so so beautiful.
Just six days to leave. All of you must be thirlled.
I myself can feel the excitment just because you all are going to India. Only because I know how wonderful it will be to see your family and friends after long.
have a wonderful trip to India.

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15 diva March 9, 2010 at 10:04 am

Do you know how much i just love muscovado sugar?? Nice! It gives these meringues such a gorgeous colour. Can’t believe you’re going to India this Sunday! Have a great time and take lots of pictures xx

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16 Divina March 9, 2010 at 10:10 am

They are really gorgeous.

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17 Nirmala March 9, 2010 at 11:21 am

Have a great time Sunita! If possible send me an email on your contact details. Would love tot talk to you for few mins. These meringues looks like a real treat!

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18 vinita March 9, 2010 at 1:08 pm

really enjoyed making these yummy meringues—always on the look out for such treats!

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19 Cherine March 9, 2010 at 4:43 pm

These look fantastic!!

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20 Choclette March 9, 2010 at 9:11 pm

What an intriguing idea putting oats in meringues – I’m going to have to try it.

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21 Jeff April 25, 2010 at 12:56 am

The Meringues look so amazing. My daughter would love to taste them. Have a fun filled trip and enjoy.

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22 Lee April 27, 2010 at 10:38 am

What an intriguing idea putting oats in meringues – I’m going to have to try it.

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23 Simon April 28, 2010 at 6:50 am

really enjoyed making these yummy meringues—always on the look out for such treats!

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