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flavoring meringues

saraeanderson Dec 16, 2010 07:44 AM

I'd like to make some meringue cookies, but would like to avoid the chocolatey-minty axis of flavors, and was wondering how well I could pull off orange or tangerine - with zest or juice or whatever. Anyone got advice?

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  1. jubilant cerise RE: saraeanderson Jan 8, 2011 10:12 PM

    I've been pondering this question too - for meyer lemons! I'm thinking (hoping) this can be done in two different ways using the zest: make a flavoured sugar or an extract. I figure flavoured sugar can be substituted for plain... and I don't want to guess how much extract to use. I have some meyer lemons right now so I'm definitely going to try this soon and will post the results. Good luck with your meringues! :)

    1. chef chicklet RE: saraeanderson Jan 9, 2011 09:51 AM

      I'm not sure that you'd be interested but they do make an orange ( and many other) flavoring. I'ved used them for helping with flavoring icing or cupcake/cakes. Several different companies put these out and the orange is quite good.

      1. chefathome RE: saraeanderson Jan 9, 2011 10:01 AM

        Yes, you can easily flavour meringues with zest, vanilla beans, extracts, etc.

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