• 100 grams (3.5 ounces) egg whites
  • 100 grams (3.5 ounces) powdered sugar
  • 100 grams (3.5 ounces) sugar
  • 150 grams (5.3 ounces) almond petals


  • Electric Mixer

    Essential for achieving the perfect meringue texture, an electric mixer saves time and ensures even beating.

  • Baking Sheet

    A good-quality baking sheet provides even heat distribution. Line it with parchment paper for easy removal.

  • Spatula

    Ideal for gently folding ingredients together without deflating your meringue.

  • Oven

    Preheat your oven to ensure it reaches the correct temperature before baking.

  • Parchment Paper

    Prevents sticking and makes cleanup a breeze. Remember to place it carefully on your baking sheet.


Step 1

1. Preheat your oven to 284°F (140°C).

Step 2

2. Spread the almond petals on a baking sheet and bake for 10-15 minutes until they are golden brown. Allow them to cool completely. Keep an eye on them to prevent burning, as oven temperatures can vary.

Step 3

3. In a clean, dry bowl, mix the powdered sugar and regular sugar together.

Step 4

4. Place the egg whites in another clean, dry bowl. Using a mixer set to slow speed, beat the egg whites until a little foam appears on the surface.

Step 5

5. Gradually increase the mixer speed to medium and slowly add the sugar mixture to the egg whites in portions. Continue to beat until you achieve stiff peaks. Ensure no yolk mixes in with the egg whites to get the best volume and stiffness.

Step 6

6. Carefully fold the toasted almond petals into the meringue mixture.

Step 7

7. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Using a spoon, place small dollops of the meringue mixture onto the sheet, spacing them 3-5 cm (1-2 inches) apart.

Step 8

8. Bake the meringues in the preheated oven for 1 hour until they are golden brown with a slightly damp center. Avoid opening the oven door frequently to maintain an even temperature. Allow to cool completely before serving.

Step 9

9. Brew a strong cup of coffee and enjoy your freshly made meringues!


What better way to enjoy these meringue pastries than with a hot cup of coffee? ☕ The slight bitterness of the coffee perfectly balances the sweetness of the meringue. Hosting a tea party? 🍵 Serve these delightful treats alongside a selection of herbal teas. The light and airy pastries will be a delightful contrast to the rich flavors of the teas. If you're in the mood for something more festive, why not create a dessert platter? 🍓 Arrange the meringues with fresh berries, whipped cream, and a drizzle of chocolate sauce. The variety of textures and flavors will make your platter a showstopper! For an elegant presentation, sprinkle a light dusting of powdered sugar over the cooled meringues. ✨ This simple touch adds a beautiful finish that's perfect for any occasion.


Gluten-Free Variation: This recipe is naturally gluten-free as it doesn't contain any flour. Ensure all your ingredients are certified gluten-free to avoid any cross-contamination. 🌾

Vegan Variation: Swap the egg whites with aquafaba (the liquid from canned chickpeas) in a 1:1 ratio. Use the same amount of sugar and follow the same steps for whipping. You'll be amazed at how similar the texture is to traditional meringue! 🌱


  • How do I know when my meringue is ready?

    The meringue is ready when it forms stiff peaks that hold their shape and has a glossy appearance.

  • Why did my meringue collapse?

    This could be due to underwhipping, overwhipping, or the presence of moisture or fat in the bowl. Ensure your bowl is clean and dry before starting.

  • Can I make meringue in advance?

    Yes, you can make meringue pastries a day ahead and store them in an airtight container to keep them crispy.

  • How can I prevent my meringue from becoming soft?

    Store your meringues in an airtight container at room temperature to keep them crispy. Avoid refrigerating as moisture can soften them.

  • Can I add flavors to the meringue?

    Absolutely! You can gently fold in flavors like vanilla extract, almond extract, or even a hint of citrus zest.

  • How do I achieve an even bake for all meringues?

    Ensure you pipe or scoop meringues of similar size and thickness, and rotate the baking sheet halfway through the baking time.

Nutrition facts

Meringue with almonds
Recipe Yield:24 meringues
Calories:Per meringue
Calories (Min - Max):35 - 45
Total Fat:1g
Saturated Fat:0.2g
Total Carbohydrate:8g
Total Sugars:8g