Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Summer Sweet: Watermelon Meringues

  
Few fruits epitomize summer more than fresh juicy watermelon. While nothing beats this favorite farmstead staple, why not celebrate this cheerful melon by whipping up a colorful whimsical meringue version as a fun sweet treat. Meringues are one of my go-to treats (I feature them often) as they are relatively easy to make (even for the culinarily challenged like myself) and can be adapted to so many fun flavors.

Unable to find watermelon extract, I found Kool-aid watermelon flavored liquid mix for this recipe
(I know my gourmand foodie friends will balk but it adds a nice flavor!)
Preheat oven to 225
You'll make two batches in separate bowls
Beat egg whites until frothy
Sprinkle with cream of tartar and salt and beat until soft peaks form
Slowly pour in sugar, flavor and add desired amount of coloring until stiff peaks form
  
Put green mixture in pastry bag and pipe in circles on parchment lined tray
Spoon pink mixture in center of and sprinkle with chocolate sprinkles for seeds
Bake 90 minutes or until outside of meringues have a hard outer shell when tapped
Turn off oven but let meringues sit inside with door ajar for 30 minutes
 Once cool, carefully remove from parchment 

serve with tea or lemonade and fresh watermelon

For more sweet treats featuring this basic meringue recipe try our: 
  
  
  


10 comments:

  1. Good Afternoon Christina, I just had to pop over to take a peek at your watermelon meringues as I was intrigued. They look lovely.... I have to tell you I think watermelons are lovely, and you'll never believe it but I posted a recipe for watermelons. I will certainly be trying your recipe as I do love meringues.
    Best Wishes
    Daphne
    Ivy, Phyllis and Me!
    ivyphyllisandme.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks so much Daphne!
      I had trouble getting the color just right but they did taste pretty good :)
      I must pop over and see your recipe!
      Cheers

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  2. I love these, Christina! Thank you so much for sharing @ The What to do Weekends Party! Pinned! Happy Weekend,
    Theresa @ Shoestring Elegance

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  3. Thanks so much- these were fun to make!
    Love your What to do Weekends Party!

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  4. Christina, I am Featuring you now, live on the new party! Congratulations. Your post has been Pinned to our Party Board, as well!
    Theresa @ Shoestring Elegance
    http://shoestringelagance.blogspot.com/2015/08/what-to-do-weekends-136.html

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    1. Thanks so much! So glad you enjoyed the post!
      Your link parties are so much fun!

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  5. Hi Christina. Hope all is well. I'm popping by to ask your permission to do a feature of some of your past holiday posts. I want to do a series featuring past holiday posts of some of my favorite bloggers. The post title will be Spreading Christmas Joy - PennyWise. I would use your post heading picture, and a link back for each of the 4 posts. I would like to use, Break out the Bubbly. A Walk in the Woods, A Scandinavian Christmas, and Christmas in Cape May. I would also include a link to your most recently published post. I would like to publish it on November 1st but can be flexible on the date (if you give me the okay) if you want it to coincide with a particular post you are planning. Naturally I am hoping you agree, but there will be no hard feelings if you prefer to opt out. Best Regards, Susan eclecticshorebird@blogspot.com

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    1. I'd be thrilled! Thanks so much!
      I'll be tied up until the end of October so I may be a bit behind blogwise but I don't think that should matter.
      That's so nice of you to think of Pennywise- Much appreciated!!!

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    2. so funny I was just working on a halloween recap :)

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  6. I enjoyed visiting your blog and seeing so many creative ideas!

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