Peppermint Meringue Lollipops

The perfect festive recipe that make cutest gifts this season which make a nice change the usual candy cane.P1090132

I made these peppermint meringue lollipops at a Christmas cake stall a few weeks ago and they were my biggest hit (other than my rainbow cupcakes) so I thought it would be nice to share how I made them on here.

Recipe

  • Egg whites
  • Caster sugar (double the weight of sugar to egg whites)
  • Peppermint flavouring/extract (to taste)
  • Pink & Red food colouring

Other supplies you’ll need:

  • A stand or hand mixer
  • Piping bags
  • Lollipop sticks
  • Ribbon
  • Cellophane roll
  1. Place the egg whites and sugar in metal bowl over a pan on simmering water and stir continuously until all the sugar has dissolved into the egg whites (rub between your fingers to check).
  2. Once dissolved remove from the heat and pour into a stand mixer (or use your hand mixer) with the whisk attachment and mix on high for about 5-7 minutes until you have a stiff glossy meringue.
  3. Flavour with peppermint extract to your taste.
  4. Split into two bowls and dye one half red. I find the easiest way to do this is to dye it a deep pink first then go in with the red dye.
  5. Put the red and white meringue into two separate piping bags and pipe four colour alternating strips into some cling film/saran wrap. Roll up the meringue inside the wrap to make a sausage, snip the end off and insert inside a large piping bag with a star tip nozzle (I used a JEM 2D tip but if you don’t have any nozzles, just snip the end off of the large piping bag to have a circular opening).
  6. On a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, large swirls to make a circular lollipop and insert lolly stick two thirds of the way in.
  7. Bake at 100 degree centigrade for an hour and a half and then allow to cool
  8. To finish, wrap carefully in cellophane and tie with a pretty ribbon to make your perfect peppermint meringue lollipop gift.

Video version of this recipe can be found here

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