Soft Meringue

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  • 4 egg whites
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons corn starch
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

Preheat an oven to 300 degrees fahrenheit.

Use an electric mixer, on medium speed, to beat the egg whites until they get foamy.

Add the cream of tartar and the salt. Add in the sugar, one tablespoon at a time, until it is mixed in and the egg whites glisten with some more body to them; but before peaks start to form.

Fold in the other ingredients, until combined thoroughly.

Line cookie sheet with parchment paper.

Poor the egg mixture into the center of the sheet, using a spatula to spread it out.

Bake on the center rack for about 40 minutes. Let stand about an hour. It is now ready to break up and serve (center will be gooey and marshmallow-like).

Serves: 6

Preparation time: 120 minutes