Meringue Butterflies

20
Servings
60m
Prep Time
20m
Cook Time
1h 20m
Ready In

Recipe: #32051

May 13, 2019

Categories: Desserts, Entertaining



"Canadian Living Merry Christmas Cookbook - 1984"

Original recipe yields 20 servings
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Nutritional

  • Serving Size: 1 (23.4 g)
  • Calories 87.4
  • Total Fat - 0 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 0.3 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 22.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0 g
  • Sugars - 22.5 g
  • Protein - 0 g
  • Calcium - 0.3 mg
  • Iron - 0 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step 1

Beat 2 egg whites with cream of tartar until soft peaks form

Step 2

Gradually 1/4 cup granulated sugar and 1/2 cup icing sugar, beating constantly until stiff, shiny peaks form

Step 3

Line baking sheet with parchment paper

Step 4

Spoon meringue into a pastry bag fitted with a plain tip and use to pipe outline sets of butterfly wings onto paper. Fill in centers of wings, smoothing the surface of wings with a small knife or spoon

Step 5

Bake in 225 F oven until firm but still pure white, about 20 min

Step 6

Let cool and carefully peel each wing off paper

Step 7

Combine lightly beaten egg white with enough icing sugar to make consistency suitable for firm piping

Step 8

Pipe a line of icing along the body side of one wing, and press another wing into icing at an angle, not flat

Step 9

Hold wings gently in place until icing sets.

Step 10

Repeat with remaining wings

Tips & Variations


No special items needed.

Tags : Desserts

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