Monday, May 17, 2021

Meringue Kisses in Toaster Oven

 I can't say I forgot about this, but dang, it snuck up on me. This year is whizzing by, fast.    

It's time for Multi-Cooker Monday.   This is when we get to have a free for all, kinda, in that we use a small kitchen appliance to make something fun. No themes here, just use a small kitchen appliance.  

I honestly don't have a lot of kitchen toys, no room for them, but I do have a small toaster oven which lives on my counter.  

I love it.  I had no idea a toaster oven could be so versatile.  I've made so many different dishes in this.  And if it's a small batch recipe, it means I don't have to heat up my big oven, which in turn heats up my house and causes my air conditioner to work overtime.  And that hot air goes straight up the stairs and heat the upper floor.

I've made and baked so many dishes in this oven.  I made these Tacos de Jocoqui al horno and some Yorkshire Pudding Wraps in it. I might have almost over done it on them, they were so so good.  And I kept experimenting and eating them.   

I've made Cornbread in it, two different kinds, one with Turkey Smaltz.

I've even baked No- Knead Rolls in it. 

I'm kinda almost ahead of the game, I actually made these Meringue Kisses for my Strawberry Fool earlier this month.  And have to say they were good. But the humidity, sigh, it got to the kisses. 
I ate them anyway.  

Meringue Kisses

Strawberry Fool with Meringue Topper

 
Meringue Kisses

Even the ones I had to pry off the parchment paper.  

Meringue Kisses

Next time, they'll get put into a container right away so they don't get all soft, and sticky.   And they also were being difficult, as in I had to moosh them to get the off the parchment paper.

But they tasted good anyway.

I did do a repeat on the Meringue Kisses, cause the last batch was a touch too soft, thanks to the humidity. 

I also flavored this batch with some Chocolate Rum.  

Meringue Kisses

As you can see this batch peeled off the parchment paper beautifully. 

Meringue Kisses

 I also want to highlight one of my favorite kitchen tools.  I got a Cuisinart Immersion Blender a few years ago. It came with a whisk and a mini food chopper.  Well, I'm on my second whisk for this little beauty and use it a lot. And it was amazingly easy to beat the egg whites for the meringue. 

Cuisinart Mini Whisk




Meringue Kisses in Toaster Oven

Meringue Kisses in Toaster Oven

Yield: 12 + Kisses
Author: Sid's Sea Palm Cooking -
Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 60 Min inactive time: 3 HourTotal time: 4 H 
Meringue Kisses are fun to make, even in a toaster oven.

Ingredients

  • 2 egg whites, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. cream of tartar
  • 1/2 tsp. Vanilla extract or other flavoring
  • teeny pinch of salt

Instructions

  1. Beat egg whites until frothy, then add the cream of tartar and salt.  Continue to beat until stiff, then add 1/4 of the sugar, continue to beat the egg whites, until all of the sugar has been incorporated.  Continue to beat at a high speed until the meringue is glossy and stiff, then fold in the vanilla.
  2. To bake-
  3. On a parchment covered baking pan which fits into the toaster oven, either pipe or drop by the tablespoons the meringue.
  4. Place in the toaster oven which is set at 275 degrees and bake for 30 minutes, checking to see if they are set and cooked. Continue to bake at 275 degrees for an additional 30 minutes    Place the meringues back into the oven, turn on at 300 deg. for a couple of minutes, and then turn oven back off.  Let sit for at least 2 hours in the unopened toaster oven.  Depending on the humidity, you can then leave them or take out and place into a air tight container.
  5. If left on the parchment paper too long in a humid area they will stick to the parchment paper.   Trust me on this, I know.

 

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Sidsel Munkholm - Author
Sidsel Munkholm - Author

Sid loves to cook, feed people and have fun in the kitchen. She shares her successes and the involuntary offerings she sometimes gives the kitchen goddess as well. And she's still looking for the mythical fairy to help her clean the kitchen after a marathon cooking session. Currently working on a cookbook showcasing the recipes from her Danish heritage.

8 comments:

  1. They are perfectly adorable! I love seeing all the ways small appliances get put to use.

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    1. Thanks, I've had more fun with this little toaster oven. It continually amazes me with how versatile it is.

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  2. They look so beautiful and addictive.

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  3. What a fun way to use the toaster oven without heating up your whole kitchen!

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  4. Every time I try to use my immersion blender with the whisk, I get it all over me, the walls, the counters, the ceiling LOL.....I will just keep using my immersion blender for pureeing.

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    1. I've learned the hard way that it likes to 'redecorate' as well. I've got a deep narrow bowl I use for it, most of the time. Less chance of it spattering. Also don't put much into the beaker that it came with. Otherwise, it spatters all over. I do use it to make my Dalgona coffee and whip up a half cup of cream as needed.

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  5. They look so cute and perfect. This is a great to make it in toaster oven.

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    1. I've fallen head over heels for my little toaster oven, had no idea it could be as versatile as its been. I've been able to make so many different dishes in it.

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