One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An item of sweet food made from a mixture of well-beaten egg whites and sugar, baked until crisp and typically used as a topping for desserts, especially pies. Individual meringues are often filled with fruit or whipped cream.
- ‘We were delighted with the show and happily chose from various cheesecakes, meringues and chocolate cakes.’
- ‘When they stopped by the Inn, Debbye had asked Wendy about the possibility of some nut meringues, and the vixen had happily supplied her with four dozen of the crunchy delicacies.’
- ‘We make a lot of meringues, so put the egg whites in there, then the yolks go in the quiche.’
- ‘The cakes consisted of an almond-topped Madeira cake and a tangy lemon version, along with strawberry pastries, miniature lemon meringues and carrot cake - all of which were sublime.’
- ‘When you want the dessert light and the ingredient list short, make meringues.’
- ‘This allows for the tremendous skill of morphing into delicious meringues.’
- ‘I'd do difficult things like puff pastry or meringues.’
- ‘I store it in jars and use it to spoon over all sorts of things, like pancakes, creamy meringues, plain cheesecake, yogurt, and vanilla ice-cream.’
- ‘If you can't resist dessert, though, choose fresh fruit, gelatin, sorbet, sherbet, fruit ice, meringues or plain cake with fruit purée.’
- ‘The heaving fruit bowl, the waiting at the school gates and the planned attempt to master meringues are concerted efforts by Eclair to squeeze into the good mum role.’
- ‘I often helped out in the kitchen cooking meringues and cakes, the usual childhood stuff.’
- ‘Modern versions often include ice cream and omit the meringues.’
- ‘Chocolate-pistachio meringues, easily made ahead, are a sweet ending.’
- ‘Wendy had grouped them in sets of two pinwheels, or three meringues, or five cookies, each.’
- ‘He observed her recipe ingredients, and asked, ‘Nut meringues?’’
- ‘Triacetin is added to dried egg whites so that they can be whipped into meringues.’
- ‘Two Coffee Choux pastries, something with strawberries and meringues and something big and fluffy and full of custard.’
- ‘I've had a poached egg and a sausage roll and four meringues.’
- ‘Not only do they thicken and enrich sauces, bind stuffings, lighten and expand on whisking to create soufflés and meringues, they can also be cooked in a variety of ways to serve as a meal in their own right.’
- ‘We were presented with bags of tiny flavoured meringues to take away, in case we were still feeling peckish on the short cab journey home.’
From French, of unknown origin.
- variant spelling of merengue
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