Ottolenghi championed the return of the meringue when he transformed them from a naff 70’s pudding, to things of great beauty, by making them supersize and adding flavours such as pistachio and hazelnut . Who could walk past an Ottolenghi, without being enticed by their huge sugary fabulousness?
But for me, they just didn’t work, they looked fab, but were missing the key factor for the perfect merignue – a chewy middle!
So I was delighted when I recently came across Meringue Girls, who have created perfect bite sized, flavoured merignues, with exactly the right amount of chewiness.
Meringue Girls met while working in a cafe in Hackney (obvs) and bonded over their love of confectionary. Alex and Stacey now sell their meringues in Harvey Nichols and Selfridges and have a stall on Broadway Market, as well as catering for parties and fashion events. They also work together as food stylists.
The Meringue Girls have a book out in September, featuring recipes to create the perfect Modern Meringue.