Crossword clues for meringue
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Meringue \Me`ringue"\ (F. m[~e]`r[a^]N"g'; E. m[e^]*r[a^]ng"), n. [F.] A delicate pastry made of powdered sugar and the whites of eggs whipped up, -- with jam or cream added.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
whites of eggs mixed with sugar, 1706, from French méringue (18c.), of unknown origin.
n. 1 A mixture consisting of beaten egg whites and sugar which is added to the tops of pies then browned. 2 A shell made of this mixture which serves as the receptacle for fruit, ice cream or sherbet.
n. sweet topping especially for pies made of beaten egg whites and sugar
Meringue (, ; ) is a type of dessert, often associated with French, Swiss, and Italian cuisine, made from whipped egg whites (or aquafaba) and sugar, and occasionally an acid such as lemon, vinegar or cream of tartar. A binding agent such as salt, cornstarch or gelatin may also be added to the eggs. The addition of powdered sugar, which usually contains corn starch, to the uncooked meringue produces a pavlova. The key to the formation of a good meringue is the formation of stiff peaks by denaturing the protein ovalbumin (a protein in the egg whites) via mechanical shear. Meringues are often flavoured with vanilla, a small amount of almond, or coconut, although if extracts of these are used and are based on an oil infusion, an excess of fat from the oil may inhibit the egg whites from forming a foam.
They are light, airy and sweet confections. Homemade meringues are often chewy and soft with a crisp exterior, although a uniform crisp texture may be achieved at home, whilst many commercial meringues are crisp throughout.
Méringue (; ), also called méringue lente or méringue de salon (slow or salon méringue), is a music genre and national symbol in Haiti. It is a string-based style played on the lute, guitar, and other string instruments unlike the primarily accordion-based merengue, and is generally sung in Haitian Creole and French, as well as in English and Spanish.
Usage examples of "meringue".
Hannah would bake the cookies and then the pies, Lemon Meringue this week, before Lisa came in at seven-thirty.
Voices shouted of the hams, and the loaves of bread, and of eggs to make more meringue, of onions and bowls, trays and platters and music, but no one cried Saro.
The sweeper swept himself away, then swept back again and dropped a meringue swan, unburned but missing a tail, into her lap.
Then it transformed into a perfect Buche de Noel, complete with meringue mushrooms.
Her own favorite is the meringue disk that seems to have melted and bubbled as if it had been cooked.
Also, a tablespoon in place of cream of tartar in meringue makes it beautifully high.
She was on her way to table 4, carrying two pieces of lemon meringue pie, when she saw the dark-haired man.
I got my meringue down on the mat, both shoulders touching, in one minute, forty-three seconds.
My father thinks that if he can handle a teacup and a meringue while being introduced to ladies, he can manage anything on the main aisle downstairs.
Cover with a meringue made from the white of three eggs beaten with six level tablespoons of powdered sugar.
When cool cover with a meringue or with whipped cream sweetened and flavored with vanilla.
When done take from the oven and spread over the top a meringue made from the stiffly whipped whites of the eggs, and three tablespoonfuls of sugar.
Shut off the oven so it will be as cool as possible giving the meringue plenty of time to rise, stiffen and color to a delicate gold.
Set in a moderate oven for a few minutes until the meringue is cooked.
Make a meringue of the stiffly beaten whites of two eggs and four level tablespoons of powdered sugar.