Sprinkled with hundreds and thousands and topped with a star, these wonderful Christmas tree meringues will definitely get you in the festive spirit. They're easy to make and deliciously sweet, perfect for a Christmas treat or edible gift.
Preheat the oven to gas 1/2, 120°C, fan 100°C and line 2 baking sheets with nonstick baking paper.
In a large bowl, whisk the egg whites with a hand-held mixer until soft peaks form. Gradually add half the sugar, 1-2 tablespoons at a time, whisking well between each addition. Mix in the green food colouring, and then add the remaining sugar and whisk until stiff peaks form and the meringue is glossy.
Spoon the meringue into a large piping bag fitted with a star nozzle. Pipe Christmas trees onto the lined baking sheets, sprinkle over a few hundreds and thousands, and then top each tree with a yellow star.
Bake for 1 hour until the meringues are crisp and dry. Turn the oven off, prop the door open a little and leaves the meringues inside to cool for an hour – this will prevent them from cracking as they cool. Remove from the oven and leave to cool completely before removing from the baking paper.
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