Imagine an icing, topping or filling that’s as fluffy as marshmallow but as delicious as a meringue. Well, you’ve found just the perfect recipe if you’re a lover of both.
Whether your wanting to cover a cake, fill a donut, blob on top of a cupcake or smear over top of a lemon meringue pie, this versatile recipe can tick all of those boxes. Plus, did I jut mention lemon meringue! This icing is a match made in heaven and can easily replace any future meringue toppings because of how easy this topping is to make and how delicious it is.
If you don’t believe me, I have and make may recipes here at home that use this exact icing (See two of my recipe links below). To top off it’s toasted flavour and authenticity, blast with a torch for that added char and effect. Stunning!
- 2 Large Egg Whites
- 170g Caster Sugar
- 5 Tablespoons Golden Syrup
- 1/2 Teaspoon Cream of Tartar
- 1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
Mix together the egg whites, caster sugar, golden syrup, cream of tartar, pinch of salt and 1 tablespoon of cold water in a large heatproof bowl.
Place bowl over top of a pot of simmering water, making sure the bowl doesn't touch the water. Beat mixture with a handheld mixer for about 5 minutes or until sugar has fully dissolved and stiff peaks start to form.
Remove bowl from the heat, add vanilla extract and beat for a further minute until icing is light a fluffy. Pipe, blob, cover or fill with this marshmallow meringue icing straight away. For that added toasted effect, feel free to blast with a blowtorch too – tastes amazing!