Syn Free Meringues?

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  1. Andri

    Andri Member

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    Would i right in saying you can have sun free meringies if you used splenda instead of sugar?

    Ingredients

    • 250g/9oz icing sugar
    • 4 egg whites
    Method: How to make meringue nests


    1. Put egg whites into a large clean, heatproof bowl and whisk until just frothy.
    2. Add sieved icing sugar gradually and whisk until blended.
    3. Stand the bowl over a pan of gently boiling water and whisk the mixture until it is very thick and white and stands in peaks. Remove from heat and whisk until cold.
    4. Cover a baking tray with baking paper and pipe meringue into small nest shapes.
    5. Bake in oven for 1 hour until crisp and dry and easily to peel off the paper.
    6. Allow to cool and fill with whipped cream and fruit. Serve within two hours of assembling.
     
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  3. dudette2001uk

    dudette2001uk I will be a Princess!

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    Yep! They'd be free if you used sweetener :) xx
     
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    but they are gross! They dont work, and are nothing like real mernigue :(
     
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    dudette2001uk I will be a Princess!

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    I haven't tried them so I dunno what they're like! :) What was gross about them? Were they too sweet? xx
     
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    They didnt cook properly in the middle, they where like hard scramlbed eggs and where very bitter and an unattractive yellow colour on the outside. I would love syn free meringues!
     
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    dudette2001uk I will be a Princess!

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    Ewwwww!!! Don't think I'll bother making meringues then!! Mini meringues from Tesco will do me :) xx
     
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    Hi, mine werent very nice either, but i did make a few mistakes with them, i havent tried them since. But, i have seen a few piccies on here and some have turned out fab and looked lush, so its prob still worth you trying!xx
     
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    I tried to make a pavlova with sweetener and it turned out like a squishy yellow half cooked pancake! Going to try this method tho as there were a few things I may have done wrong like opened the oven and stuff..
     
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    I regularly make meringue and other than having it on too high, so going brown, they always turn out lovely and tasty :) I add a couple of drops of vanilla, and plenty sweetner. If you're not used to cooking with sweetener, maybe you're using too much/not enough?
    Keep trying - they're great for a pudding fix !
     
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    I tried making them also, they were HORRID. but as mojomcl said maybe i didnt have enough sweetner??

    * Mojomcl - How much sweetner to how many egg whites do you use if yours taste good?
     
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    Yup, they were gross! Shame..x
     
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    Hey... I was looking through my desserts book and there's a meringue recipe in there, if you want me to post it I can? Let me know. It's not syn free and its actually a pavlova recipe, but same thing init?? PS I don't think meringue can be made with sweetener :(
     
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    There is a recipe for Low Syn Raspberry Pavlova on the Slimmingeats website. The meringue part does use sweetener, rather than sugar. I haven't tried it, but there is a piccie and it looks lovely. Definitely worth a try!!
     
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    I have some in my oven right now, so I'll let you know how they turn out. I've just attempted mini ones this time.
     
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    How were they Helen?

    xx
     
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    They were ok actually. They had a slight yellow tinge to them, and I think next time I'll put a bit more sweetener in, but for a first attempt they were quite nice. I ate the whole tray while watching Eastenders last night lol
     
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  19. Juliewoo

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    Thanks Helen, I may give them a go :D

    xxxxx
     
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    awww im so glad its not just me thats ben turning out ribbish meringue's, my kids were heart broken when i pulled out a yellow frizbe looking thing out the oven lol x
     
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    I love meingues think i'm going to try making these. Any tips Helen?
     
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    Sorry, haven't been on for ages. I use almost a whole tub of sweetener, to a couple of whites =8-O But they taste the business! lol
     
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