Salted Caramel Meringues

  • Prep Time
    20 mins
  • Cook Time
    35-40 mins
  • Difficulty
    Medium
  • Servings
    12
  • Ideal
    for
    • charcoal
    • gas
    • Q

Ingredients

  • 2 egg whites, room temperature
  • ½ cup caster sugar
  • ½ teaspoon white vinegar
  • ½  teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 teaspoons dulce de leche or Nestle Caramel Top ‘n’ Fill
  • Sea salt flakes, for sprinkling

Method

Step 1
Place the egg whites in the bowl of a stand mixer and beat on high until stiff peaks form. Gradually add the caster sugar, one tablespoon at a time, beating for 30 seconds in between

Step 2
Once all of the sugar has been added, beat for a further 6-8 minutes or until the egg whites have become glossy and thick.

Step 3
Preheat your barbecue for low and slow cooking (please refer to your handbook for further instructions).

Step 4
Add the white vinegar and vanilla to the egg whites and beat until combined.

Step 5
Line a baking tray with baking paper. Using a teaspoon drag 3 lines of the caramel into a piping bag fitted with an open star piping nozzle. Fill the piping bag with the meringue, and pipe 5cm rounds onto the baking paper, allowing room to spread. Sprinkle the meringues with the sea salt.

Step 6
Once the barbecue has preheated, make adjustments to the burner control(s) if required (please refer to your handbook for further instructions). Place the tray of salted caramel meringues on the barbecue and low and slow bake for 35-40 minutes or until crisp to touch. You may need to make small adjustments to the far right burner to try and achieve a slightly higher temperature between 130-140°C.

Step 7
Once cooked, turn the barbecue off and allow the meringues to cool in the barbecue for at least 30 minutes.