This is a recipe for any occasion whether you want a nice treat or a fancy dessert with friends.
4 large egg whites (at room temperature)
230g caster sugar
1.5 tsp of cornflour
1.5 tsp of white wine vinegar
1Tbsp of rose water
A small amount of red food paste
100g dark, milk or white chocolate
Firstly heat oven to 100oC, then line 2 baking trays with baking parchment.
Add the 4 large egg white to the mixing bowl (not plastic). Beat the egg whites on medium speed with and electric whisk until it resembles a fluffy cloud and stands up in stiff peaks when the whisk is lifted. Now turn the speed up on the whisk and start adding the caster sugar a dessert teaspoon at a time. When ready the mixture should be thick and glossy. This is the point where you add the vinegar, cornflour, rose water and food colouring mix for another 30 seconds.
Place mixture into a piping bag and pipe onto the baking parchment. Bake for 1 1/2 hours until the meringues sound crisp when tapped underneath.. Leave to cool on tray or cooling rack. Once the meringues are cool its time to melt the chocolate. Dip the meringues into the chocolates and leave to set.
Your meringues are ready to enjoy on there own or with some fresh fruit and cream.