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Vanilla Meringues contributed by, Hugh from the Seven Hills School in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

Vanilla Meringues
France
by Hugh

Vanilla Meringues

4 egg whites at room temp

1cup of superfine sugar

seeds scraped from 1/2 vanilla bean or 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 teaspoon white vinegar

2 teaspoon cornstarch

pinch of salt

1.Heat the oven to 300˚ F. use an electric mixer or whisk to beat the egg whites until foamy . Gradually add the sugar , vanilla ,vinegar,cornstarch and salt and beat until it makes stiff peaks.

2. Line a baking sheet with parchment or wax paper. use a pastry , a zipper with a corner out, a spoon or wet hands form a small mounds of the meringue mixture, each a couple tablespoons ( larger if you like ) you can space them quite closely since they wont rise.

3.Bake until hard and lightly browned,40 to 45 mins . Remove the baking sheet and cool on a rack for at least 30 mins before eating . These keep well in an airtight container for up to 3 days

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