Meringue Pretzel Christmas Trees

Meringue Pretzel Christmas Trees

150 grams egg whites

300 grams granulated sugar

Vanilla extract

food coloring (gel based only!)

Pretzel rods

  1. Bring a medium saucepan of water to a simmer. Preheat oven to 190 degrees.
  2. In your metal mixing bowl combine the egg whites and sugar. Place the bowl over the simmering water and whisk constantly until the sugar has dissolved. This usually takes around 3 minutes. You can also test if the sugar has dissolved by rubbing a bit of the mixture with your finger tips, it shouldn’t feel grainy.
  3. Remove bowl from the heat and with the whisk attachment beat on the highest setting for 7-10 minutes. The meringue will be very glossy and will hold its shape (stiff peaks). Add the vanilla extract and food coloring and beat until combined.
  4. Transfer to a large pastry bag fitted with a pastry tip of your choice. Insert pretzel rod and pipe upwards. Place on sheet tray.
  5. Bake at 190 degrees for 50-60 minutes , depending on the size of meringues. I like my meringues more marshmallow-ey on the inside but if you prefer it fully dry then you should bake longer.
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