Named after the famous Russian ballerina.
4 egg whites, at room temperature
½ teaspoon salt
1 cup sugar
2 teaspoon cornstarch
2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
1½ cups heavy cream, whipped, or 3 cups prepared frozen whipped
Fruit (this particular recipe suggests just kiwi, but I used a tropical
fruit cocktail, with kiwi and strawberries added)
Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.
8 inch pie pan or plate
Greased and lightly floured cookie sheet
Medium size mixing bowl
Electric beater or egg mixer
Spoon or spatula
Place an 8 inch pie pan or plate upside down on the greased and floured
cookie sheet and trace around it with your clean fingertip to mark a circle
in the flour.
Put egg whites and salt in medium bowl, and use egg beater or electric
mixer to whip into soft peaks. Add sugar, a little at a time, beating after
each addition until smooth and glossy.
Mix cornstarch and vinegar until smooth in small bowl and, using spoon
or spatula, fold into whipped egg whites until well blended. Then pour
whites into center of circle marked on cookie sheet. Spread meringue evenly
to edges of circle, building up edges more than center.
Place on middle shelf in oven; reduce heat to 250 degrees F and bake
until outside of meringue is firm and pale tan in color, about 1 hour.
Remove from oven and cool for 15 minutes; then carefully remove from cookie
Let stand at room temperature until ready to serve. Do not cover or
To serve, spread top and sides with whipped cream or whipped topping
to cover meringue. Decorate top with slices of kiwi (or fruit). Makes 8
Note: the meringue should have a moist sticky center, much like marshmallow
Portland, Oregon, USA
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