My Mother’s Zesty Meringues

I went to my parents house for the last days of Passover. When I entered I immediately was hit with the aroma of delicious foods…with a hint of sweetness.  The sweetness was coming from my mother’s famous meringues, which were just coming out of the oven. What impeccable timing!

Here is the recipe, which happens to be super easy and quick:

Ingredients

4 egg whites

3/4 cup granulated sugar

1-2 tbsp lemon juice

1 tsp vanilla

1 tbsp ground walnuts

zest from 1/2 lemon

zest from 1/2 orange

Instructions:

Step 1: Preheat Oven to 300 F

Step 2: Coat a large bowl with lemon juice – the acid content helps with whipping up the egg whites.

Step 3: Place egg whites, vanilla, lemon juice, lemon and orange zest in large bowl and beat until soft peaks form.

Step 4: Gradually beat in sugar, until stiff and glossy peaks form.

Step 5: Fold in ground walnuts, but careful not to over mix!

Step 6: Using a spoon, dollop meringues in 2-inch mounds onto an un-greased parchment paper lined baking sheet.

Step 7: Optional: to garnish place 1 toasted walnut in each meringue before baking.

Step 8: Bake 25-30 minutes and then let cool on rack.

xoxo ending passover with mom’s meringues.

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