“Comedy just pokes at problems, rarely confronts them squarely. Drama is like a plate of meat and potatoes, comedy is rather the dessert, a bit like meringue.” -Woody Allen
I love meringue cookies. Made well, they melt in your mouth.
- 3 large egg whites
- 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
- 3/4 cup superfine sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 200F. Place the rack in the center of your oven. Cover a baking sheet with wax paper.
In a bowl, beat the egg whites on medium speed until foamy.
Add the cream of tartar and continue to beat the whites until they hold soft peaks.
Use a pastry bag (or I just used two spoons) and drop 2 inch round cookies onto the baking sheet.
Bake for 1 1/2 hours. Leave to dry over night.