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Basic Meringue Mixture

Yield about 2 cups

Ingredients

  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup superfine sugar

How to Make It

  1. Beat first 4 ingredients at high speed with an electric mixer until foamy. Add sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating until stiff peaks form and sugar dissolves.

  2. Pipe or spread mixture into desired shapes, and bake as directed in recipe.