Mini Chai Meringues

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Last weekend I visited my mom and wanted to bake something gluten-free but simple for her. Since meringues are naturally gluten-free and she loves chai tea, I decided to finally try a recipe I’ve been eyeing- chai meringues! At around just 5 calories a pop, you’ll be tossing these back in no time. Happy weekend friends!

Mini Chai Meringues, adapted from Wayfaring Chocolate
INGREDIENTS:
2 egg whites, brought to room temperature
pinch salt
1/2 cup caster sugar (super-fine sugar otherwise known as “baker’s sugar”)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp ground cardamom
1/8 tsp ground cloves

DIRECTIONS:

  • Preheat oven to 120°C, and line two cookie sheets with silpat or baking paper.
  • Place the egg whites and pinch of salt in the bowl of an electric mixer, beat on high speed until soft peaks form.
  • Gradually add sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, until all the sugar is incorporated and dissolved and the mixture is glossy. (To check if the sugar is dissolved, rub a bit of the meringue mixture between your fingers, it shouldn’t feel grainy).
  • Add in vanilla extract, then beat in the spices. Scoop out little spoonfuls of meringue onto the baking sheet, then place in the oven and bake for one hour.
  • Optional to make extra crispy: turn off oven and leave meringues inside for 2 hours.

4 Responses to Mini Chai Meringues

  1. Will have to make these for someone who loves tea and meringues great idea.

  2. Margaret says:

    These look delicious!

  3. zoealexis says:

    I love chai… and these chai meringues look like yummy little clouds! :)

  4. Hannah says:

    Awesome! So glad you liked these! I need to make them again myself… :)

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