Meringue Swirls on Ireland AM

Watch the clip here, recipe below.

Meringue Swirls 

(Makes 6)


4 egg whites

A pinch of salt

175g of caster sugar

Red food colouring

¼ tsp of vanilla extract


  1. Pre heat the oven to 140˚C and line a baking tray with baking paper
  2. Put the egg whites into a large spotlessly clean mixing bowl with the pinch of salt
  3. Whisk until soft peaks form then gradually add the caster sugar until stiff peaks form
  4. Add in the vanilla extract
  5. Using a large spoon dollop the meringues onto the baking sheet leaving space between them
  6. Place the food colouring in the bowl and dip a skewer into it
  7. Swirl the skewer into the meringues to give a ripple effect 
  8. Bake for 30 minutes or until the base of the meringues is hard and then switch of the oven
  9. Leave to cool in the oven if possible

Sandwich two of the swirls together with whipped cream and any other filling you like such as lemon or orange curd or fruit.


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