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Meringue Clouds
250 ml (1 c) egg whites
1 pinch cream of tartar
205 g (1 c) sugar
255 g (2 c) powdered sugar, sifted
2 drops blue food coloring
Preheat oven to 200 degrees (100 Celsius). Line three baking sheets with Silpat or well buttered parchment paper.
In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a whisk, beat egg whites with cream of tartar at low speed. Gradually increase speed to medium until the mixer gets white and frothy. Increase speed to medium high. Slowly add sugar and beat until whites are stiff but shiny. (The egg whites should flop over a bit at the top when you pull the whisk away). Remove bowl from mixer. Gently fold in powdered sugar with rubber spatula.
With a large spoon mound 2/3 of the meringue into balls on the baking sheet. They should be about 3 inches high and have some space between them. Pulling up on the spoon will help you create a swirly effect on the outer surface. For the remaining meringue fold in 1-2 drops blue food coloring. Use the blue meringue to make more mounds on the cookie sheet.
Bake for 1 and 1/2 hours – 2 hours. Place the handle of a wooden spoon in the door to hold it slightly ajar during the baking process. Keep an eye on the meringue. If it browns too quickly, lower the temperature a bit. Cool on a wire rack.
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  1. Nancy

    30 December

    Oooh! Magical pictures. Happy New Year to you too!!

  2. Happy New Year to you too! Your meringues are gorgeous, perfect for ringing in the new year!

  3. Jess

    30 December

    Happy 2012, El. Thanks for so much beauty in this space. Looking forward to more next year.

  4. Oh El! Your meringues are so beautiful and whimsical… I want to eat my screen!

    It has been a joy knowing you through your sublime work. Wishing you and yours the most joyful and abundant New Year.

  5. Rosa's Yummy Yums

    30 December

    So pretty! Dreamlike pictures.

    Best wishes for 2012!



  6. Happy New Year, El! Beautiful meringues clouds and lovely photos.

  7. vanillasugarblog

    30 December

    oh my gosh
    that color blue
    i must have that for my new bathroom tile
    how fabulous is that color! wow.
    you have talent woman

  8. Sharon

    30 December

    Incredibly beautiful and so relaxing to look at. Is that Paris? Gorgeous, El. Happy New Year!

  9. Sally

    31 December

    What a sweet way to end the year. Your photos are, as always, inspiring. I have enjoyed all your posts this year and all your hard work. I look forward to more. Happy New Year, El!

  10. Magic of Spice

    31 December

    The meringues are lovely as well as the photos…
    Happy New Year!

  11. Those photos are a New Year’s present in themselves. Gorgeous.

    Have a great New Year!!!!

  12. Vicki

    31 December

    Beautiful meringue. I love the blue color! Have a joyful New year.

  13. Happy New Year El! I wish you the best in 2012! These pictures are as dreamy as the cloudlike form of these meringues.

  14. Mairi @ Toast

    31 December

    Just beautiful! Happy New Year!

  15. veron

    1 January

    happy new year, El! Lovely meringues and I love the shade of blue!

  16. Jamie

    2 January

    What beautiful photos – very warm and springlike. Wishing you all the best for a very Happy and Healthy 2012!

  17. Krista

    2 January

    Beautiful photos! Cheers and Happy New Year!

  18. The blue and white merry-go-round horses beside the blue and white meringues followed by the white horse statue is brilliant… such a creative flow of inspiration and ideas – and the mood set so full of fantasy and wonder. I don’t know how you do it, El, but I appreciate every bit of it.

  19. Wishing you all the best for a happy 2012! It’s been wonderful visiting your space this past year and I look forward to another year of beautiful food!

  20. Mel

    2 January

    El, this is so beautiful and magical. Happy new year to you and thanks for sharing your insight, recipes, & photography. I can’t wait to keep up with you and see what you have in store for this year.

  21. Your photos are so beautiful, almost dreamlike, and your meringues really do look like beautiful clouds. So whimsical and fun!

    Happy New Year πŸ˜€

  22. Mimi

    3 January

    Happy New Year El!
    Love your meringue clouds.As always you have captured their light as air essence in your photos.

  23. Rambling Tart

    3 January

    Oh El, such beeyootiful meringues. πŸ™‚ I love the colors you chose – so ethereal and fairytale-ish somehow. πŸ™‚ Love the interview!! Your responses are informative and interesting. πŸ™‚

  24. Tina V.

    3 January

    Happy New Year, El πŸ™‚ β™₯
    I love meringues, they’re such a versatile thingies πŸ™‚
    Yours look so delicate and sweet, as always :))

  25. Bridget

    4 January

    Gorgeous!! I love meringues! Yours look perfectly light and fluffy πŸ™‚

  26. Janet

    4 January

    Fabulous dreamy pictures. Happy New Year to you too!

  27. Delish Dish

    4 January

    They look amazing. I loved your interview too. Peace to you this New Year.

  28. Happy New Year to you too!
    Those photos are so gorgeous – and I love the colors you used on your meringue clouds, so beautiful!

  29. Emma

    11 January

    The carousel pony is chomping at the bit for some of your tasty meringue. He knows a good thing when he sees it, these look divine. Like many of the others, I feel compelled to comment on the blueness of the blue – it’s just so very blue:)

    Happy New Year El !

  30. Le Chat de Sucre

    12 January

    Beautiful, dreamy and romantic!! Your work always takes my breath away!! Love your photos and your recipes (I’ve tried quite a lot of them and they never disappoint me :-). Thanks!

  31. Victoria

    12 January

    Exquisite El. Happy New Year!

  32. redmenace

    16 January

    Happy New Year! These are GORGEOUS. I think they might be perfect for a baby shower for a little boy. Perfect!

  33. Jo

    17 January

    El, these are gorgous. I absolutely adore the colours and you even paired photos with the same colours as well. It makes the entire post very fairy-like (if this is the right word to describe it .. haha). Hope you had a good start to the year.

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