Happy National Lemon Meringue Pie Day!
You’ve seen it, you’ve probably tasted it. but do you know what meringue really is? Meringue is a type of dessert made from whipped egg whites and sugar, and occasionally an acid, such as lemon, or cream of tartar and a binding agent such as salt or cornstarch. it is often used as a topping on various confections.
There are several types of meringue preparations, including:
- French meringue or basic meringue in which fine white sugar is beaten into egg whites.
- Italian meringue is made with boiling sugar syrup which is then whipped into softly whipped egg whites till stiff and until the meringue becomes cool.
- Swiss meringue is whisked over a bain-marie (double boiler) to warm the egg whites, and then whisked steadily until it cools. It is usually then baked.
Try this Lemon Meringue Pie recipe to celebrate the day!