Last Updated on January 16, 2024 by My Back Kitchen
Explore the world of sweet delights with our Italian Meringue recipe – a dessert sensation that takes your sweet treats to the next level. This meringue is a fluffy, glossy masterpiece that adds a touch of elegance to your favorite pies, cakes, or even as a delightful standalone treat. We whip up egg whites into stiff peaks, expertly folding in a sugar syrup for that perfect cloud-like texture. Whether you’re a seasoned baker or just trying your hand at desserts, our Italian Meringue promises to be the sweet magic that transforms your creations into culinary wonders. Enjoy!
- 1 cup sugar 200 grams
- ½ cup water
- 4 large egg whites room temperature
- ½ tsp. cream of tarter
- In a small saucepan, combine sugar and water. Heat the mixture over high heat, stirring only until it comes to a boil. Once it reaches a boil, stop stirring. Cook until sugar syrup registers 240°F (115°C) on an instant-read.
- Meanwhile, combine egg whites and cream of tartar in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment. Set mixer to medium speed and mix until soft peaks form (when lifted, the head of the mixer should form gentle peaks in the egg whites that very slowly collapse back into themselves), about 2 minutes.
- With the mixer running, carefully and slowly drizzle in hot sugar syrup. (use caution!) Increase speed to high and whip until desired stiffness is achieved.