These rose meringue nests have a subtle rose flavour that makes them a great summer dessert. They’re delicate, light and easy to make. Serve with fresh berries, whipped cream and drizzle in chocolate sauce for the perfect finish. These are perfect for making as food gifts for a friend. Just wrap them into an airtight bag and tie with a ribbon.
- 220g caster sugar
- 4 egg whites
- 1tbsp rosewater
- 50g chopped pistachios
Preheat oven to 235F/120C/Fan 100C/Gas Mark 2 and line 2 baking sheets with baking parchment.
Put the sugar into a large bowl and pour the egg white on top
Whisk with an electric whisk until the mixture is glossy and forms stiff peaks
Add the rosewater and whisk for another 2 minutes
Either pipe or spoon mounds onto the baking sheet
Bake for 1 hour. Turn off the oven and allow to cool fully with the oven door slightly ajar
Top tip for making Rose meringues
Sandwich 2 together with whipped cream and sprinkle with Pistachios for a quick easy dessert.