With Halloween just a few days away, things are getting decidedly creepy in my house. Pumpkins have appeared and baking plans have begun. To be honest I’ll take any excuse to bake and get crafty! With the kids on half term, I don’t have time for anything very ambitious, so I’ve been thinking about quick and easy halloween recipes. First up are my creepy Halloween Meringue Kisses of Death. These are basically just meringue kisses, with black food colouring, but as port of a seasonal spread they look great.
I make these in my Kitchenaid stand mixer, but you could also use an electric whisk. Other than that, you’ll just need a spatular and a piping bag with a large nozzle to make these. You’ll also need baking paper and a large baking tray to bake them in the oven.
3 eggs (whites only)
75g caster sugar
75g icing sugar
Black gel food colouring (I use this one from Hobby Craft)
How to Make Halloween Meringue Kisses:
Preheat oven to 100ºc. prepare a large baking tray with baking paper.
Turn a piping bag inside out and add stripes of black food colouring. Turn back the right way and add a large nozzle.
Whisk the egg whites until they form stiff peaks.
Gradually add both the sugars, until the mixture is glossy and forms stiff peaks.
Put the mixture into your piping bag and pipe out small amounts of the mixture to make the kisses.
Bake in the oven for 1 hour.
These are best kept in an airtight container, until you are ready to eat them.
Let me know if you give these Halloween meringue kisses a try. Obviously you can make them in different colours for different occasions. I’m looking forward to trying some Christmas colours and some cute pastels in the spring.
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