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These delectable melt in the mouth meringues are perfect for dessert and entertaining

Meringues

4 large egg whites

115g (3/4 cups) caster sugar

11g (3/4 cups) icing sugar sifted

1tsp of lemon

Preheat the oven to 110c/230f

Whisk the egg whites with the lemon on a medium speed and slowly add in the caster sugar, 1 tbsp at a time until the mixture is thick, glossy and has formed stiff peaks

Gently fold in the icing sugar, 1/3 at a time.

Pipe or spoon onto lined baking trays and bake for 1.5 hours

Remove the meringues from the tray to cool immediately

Strawberry Buttercream

224g ( 1cup) unsalted butter

460g (4cups) icing sugar sifted

2tbsp strawberry jam

3–4 tbsp whole milk

Beat the butter until a pale colour

Slowly add in the icing sugar until fully incorporated

Add in the jam and mix for a further 5mins

Add milk in until a spreadable consistency is achieved

Pipe onto half the meringues and sandwhich together

Make a cup of tea and enjoy!

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