NYE Coconut Meringue Kisses
Coconut Meringue Kisses
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
1 hr 15 mins
 

These coconut meringue kisses are the perfect treat to serve up at your New Years Eve party.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: British
Keyword: caster sugar, coconut, egg whites, meringue
Servings: 24 pieces
Author: Emma Walton
Ingredients
  • 300 grams caster sugar see note 1
  • 150 grams egg whites roughly 5 medium eggs, see note 1
  • 6 tbsp desiccated coconut
  • sprinkles to decorate, optional
Instructions
  1. Place the caster sugar into an oven dish and place into a hot oven (220C/200C) for roughly 5 minutes until the sugar is hot but not yet melted.

  2. Take the sugar out of the oven and immediately begin whisking the egg whites in a large bowl.

  3. Once the egg whites have formed stiff peaks, turn the whisk speed to maximum and begin adding the warm sugar one spoon at a time.

  4. Make sure that the egg whites are forming stiff peaks again before adding in the next spoon full.

  5. Once all of the sugar has been added to the mixture, add in the desiccated coconut and whisk on high for another 5 minutes to ensure the egg whites are thick, firm and glossy.

  6. Fill a piping bag with the meringue and cut a large opening at the bottom of each bag.

  7. Pipe a small amount of meringue on to a large baking tray and then line the tray with grease proof paper (the little bit of meringue in each corner will help it stick).

  8. Pipe the meringue kisses by holding the piping bag upright, squeeze gently and lift away as you stop applying pressure.

  9. Repeat over and over again until the whole baking sheet is covered and all the meringue used up.

  10. Sprinkle over oven safe sprinkles (i.e. ones that won't melt) if using.

  11. Cook the meringues in the centre of the oven for 30-45 minutes at 100C/80C or until the meringue kisses come off of the baking paper without leaving their bottoms behind.

  12. Allow to cool completely before eating.

Recipe Notes

Note 1 - weighing your egg whites and caster sugar

Weigh your egg whites first. It is unlikely you will have exactly 150g but don't worry, simply double the weight and use that much caster sugar. The ratio should always be 1:2 egg white to caster sugar.

Note 2 - storage

These will keep in an air tight container for up to 2 weeks (if you can resist them!)