Lemon Curd Meringue Nests


    Makes: 8

    Recipe & Photos by Jana @the_macpherson_diaries



    1. Preheat oven to 150°C and line baking tray with baking paper.
    2. To make meringues, place egg whites in a large bowl and, using an electric hand whisk on a low speed, begin whisking.
    3. Continue for about 2 minutes until the whites form soft peaks, then switch the speed to medium and carry on whisking for 1 more minute. Now turn the speed to high and continue whisking until the egg whites reach the stiff-peak stage. Next, whisk sugar in on fast speed, a little at a time (about a dessertspoon), until the mixture has firm peaks and is glossy.  
    4. Spoon a heaped dessertspoon of the mixture on to the prepared baking sheet, repeat - spacing each meringue evenly.
    5. Using the back of the spoon hollow out the centres. Don't worry if they are not all the same shape – random and rocky is perfect!
    6. Place baking tray on centre shelf of oven, immediately reduce the heat to 140°C, then bake for 30 minutes.
    7. Turn oven off and leave the meringues to dry out in the warmth of the oven until it is completely cold (usually about 4 hours) or overnight.
    8. To assemble the nests, start with whipped cream, add a teaspoon of lemon curd and top with Easter eggs, serve immediately and enjoy!