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The Good Life

HELP PLEASE! Runny Meringue

Hello

AS I type this I have a meringue sitting in a bowl that is shiny thick but runny !! Argh

I made sure nothing was greasy (used lemon juice) had soft peaks formed but as soon as I added the caster sugar no firm peaks formed!

Can this mixture be used for anything?

Can I rectify?

Trying to make a Pavlova !

Many Thanks and a Happy New Year

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Gerry

runny meringue, reasons and cure

http://littledishy.blogspot.com/2008/12/winter-meringue.html

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meg walker

Runny meringue...... me too... all the time!

Many thanks for this response.Will check it out pronto. My meringues are totally hopeless. I used to have the knack but not any longer so here goes with your link...... millions of thanks!

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The Good Life

Runny Meringue

Many Thanks, will check this out. Do you know what I can do with the running meringue?

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Gerry

meringues

"Do you know what I can do with the running meringue?"
The cooked ones? Eton Mess, maybe; can use fruit other than strawberries.

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Irishhelen

Runny Meringues

I am not sure why you used Lemon juice, never heard of that. Clean bowl, whites of eggs with absolutely no whiff of yolks, slow whisk to start. solid peaks then little by little add the sugar and whisk, a tablespoon per egg white until it looks creamy and thick , then I actually fold in another tablespoon of sugar per egg white with a metal spoon and you really should have a perfect mixture.

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Queen of Puds

runny meringue

Many years ago, my brother put peppermint creams in the microwave - they puffed up into huge & very dry mint meringues. You could therefore try using a spoon of the runny stuff, then adding extra icing sugar till it becomes a paste, roll a ball of it & microwave it to see what happens ...? You might have a major success, but if it fails at least you won't waste volumes of sugar ...???

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Chef Sharon

vineger and cornflour

Hi you need to add Cornflour and vineger
after you have whipped the egg whites.
About a tablespoon of cornflour and a dessert spoon of vineger good luck.
sharon

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Nausea Bagwash

Sloppy meringue

Was it cooked for long enough?

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Lind

Runny Meringue

I don't think it has got as far as the oven yet NB.

I have always followed Delia's recipe (and Mary Berry's Aga cooking instructions) to the letter and I find that they work extremely well. Good luck with it.

Lind

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Honey

Meringues

I always follow Delia's method and you can't go wrong. It is important to get your whites up to the soft peak stage so that when you tip the bowl, they don't slide about (I was taught at school to tip the bowl upside down over your head and if they stay in the bowl, they were ready!!!). Then whisk in the sugar gradually (a ratio of a tablespoon for each egg) a TEASPOON at a time on the highest speed possible until the mixture is smooth when you rub the mixture between your thumb and index finger. Delia says that there is no need to add cornflour and vinegar. The Australians are keen on doing it this way and I don't really like it, makes them too marshmallowy and they don't taste as nice.

Good luck.

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Hga

Hga

Why does my meringue mixture go runny?

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Hga

Hga

Why does my meringue mixture go runny?

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Honey

Runny Meringue

Is it possible that you are over beating the eggs before you start adding the sugar? Watch this video and once you have your egg white looking like in the video, very very slowly add the sugar a little at a time (I use a teaspoon). I have the mixer on high while I'm beating in the sugar. Follow Delia's recipe for meringues or pavlova you can't go wrong.

Come back and let us know how you get on.

http://vimeo.com/73767390


Honey

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Cinnamontwirl

runny meringue.....

I always rinse the bowl and beaters in hot water first and I make sure there is not a trace of yolk in the whites. Beat until they form soft peaks. Then as Honey said, add caster sugar very slowly while the beaters are still beating. You don't need to add anything else as then I think you lose that chewy texture. Those peppermint creams sound a good idea. Cinnamon

 
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