Thursday, 31 May 2012

Recipe: Sugar-Free Meringues (15 calories)

This is a real treat. My mum's diabetic, so I'm always on the watch for good diabetic-friendly recipes (as well as anorexic-friendly!) to make.

15 calorie meringues

Sugar-Free Meringues

Makes 10-15 small or 5 large.
(for 5 large) 15 calories, 0g fat, 1.7g carb, 1.5g protein, 22mg sodium.

Ingredients


  • 2 Egg Whites
  • 1/8 tsp Cream of Tartar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup granulated sweetener
  • Food dye (optional)



Method

Preheat oven to 120c (250f) and line tray. Whip egg whites, cream of tartar and vanilla until foamy. Add sweetener, a little at a time, until stiff peaks form. Fold in some food dye, if you choose. Spoon onto baking sheet. Bake for 1-2hrs, until firm and crisp. When done, open oven door slightly and leave meringues in oven until oven has cooled.


These are so yummy, and low-cal! If you guys have had problems with sugar-free meringue before, I urge you to try this recipe - most call for way too much cream of tartar, which gives it a really funky taste. They're really worth the time cooking & cooling!

Hope you guys enjoy my first proper recipe post! :-)

xxBella

2 comments:

  1. Wow~ sugar free meringues! :D I've definitely gotta try this. Gracias for sharing, master chef! :)
    I think using food dye is a clever idea. Your meringues look extra delicious since they're colored.

    xx

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  2. I'm making these tonight!! Thought you should know.x

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