Bubble Tea Meringues
You know those days where you spend an unreasonable amount of time looking at food accounts on Instagram? Yeah, no point in denying it because we all know this is a universal guilty pleasure! Well this is where I found myself the other evening, sitting in the living room, making my friends look at pictures of near impossibly decorated cakes and OTT milkshakes. Most notably, the The Meringue Girls‘ is a page one could lose whole days in – their adorable creations are sweet in many senses of the word, tying together artistic creativity and baking prowess, making for a top notch Insta feed.
Their colourful meringue masterpieces got me thinking of a little baking venture of my own…. bubble tea meringues! The fabulous thing about our bubble tea powders is that they give you the freedom to make fun, flavoured bakes and treats which look just as good as they taste. With 9 flavours to choose from on The TeaShed website you’ve got a lot of freedom in creating your own bubble tea masterpieces. Take these bubble tea meringues for example, starting with a plain meringue recipe and sprucing it up with a splash of colour and infusion of flavour all from just 1 serving of bubble tea powder. Simple! I made lots and lots of different flavoured meringue kisses, but you could pipe larger strawberry bubble tea meringues to make nests and enjoy them with Strawberry Bursting Bubbles, cream and fresh fruit as part of an Eton Mess dessert.
Bubble Tea Meringues
3 egg whites
135g caster sugar
40g bubble tea powder
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Few drops of food colouring, if desired
1. Preheat the oven to 140C and line a baking tray with grease proof paper. You can secure the paper with a dab of butter to stick it to the tray in each corner
2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk the egg whites to soft peaks. Make sure the bowl is very clean, dry and free from absolutely any grease as fat will make it tricky to get good meringues
3. Slowly add the caster sugar and bubble tea powder whilst continuously whisking until stiff peaks form and the mixture is glossy. Then add the vanilla extract and whisk to combine. You can add a few drops of food colouring here for a pop of colour – either fold it through until evenly dispersed or fold the mixture a few times to create a marbled effect
4. Carefully transfer the bubble tea meringues mixture into a piping bag and pipe little swirls onto the baking sheet. Once you’ve used all the mixture, give the tray a little tap on the worktop to get rid of any air bubbles
5. Bake for 90 mins at 140C then carefully peel off the paper once cooled slightly. Cool them on a wire rack them keep in an airtight container until serving.
Love, The TeaShed Xx