Glitter stars recipe

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makes: 12
Skill: easy
Cost: cheap
Prep: 20 min
Cooking: 1 hr 15 min

Nutrition per portion

RDA
Calories 43 kCal 2%
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  • Make your meringues into cute star shapes to turn them into festive decorations – will you be able to resist eating them off your tree?

    Ingredients

    • 2 medium egg whites
    • 125g (4oz) caster sugar
    • Edible glitter in silver or any colour you like
    • You will also need
    • :
    • Star-shaped cutter (8cm/3¼in in diameter)
    • Large baking sheet, lined with Bakewell paper
    • Piping bag and star nozzle
    • Ribbon

    Method

    • Set the oven to 110°C/225°F/Gas Mark ¼. Draw round the star-shaped cutters on the Bakewell paper to create a template. Whisk the egg whites in a large mixing bowl until they’re firm. Add half the sugar and whisk well until the meringue is stiff and glossy. Quickly whisk in the rest of the sugar.

    • Put the meringue into the piping bag and pipe stars on the Bakewell paper. Sprinkle with glitter. Bake for 1-1¼ hours until they’re crisp and come off the paper easily. Turn off the oven and leave the stars in there for a couple of hours to dry out well.

    • Thread ribbon through stars to hang them on the Christmas tree. They should keep for 2 weeks.

    Top tip for making Glitter stars

    We used Wilton Edible Glitter Flakes, £8.99 for a pot, from HobbyCraft (www. hobbycraft.co.uk) or most cake shops.

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