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23 - 25 August 2024

Lizzie Acker's Strawberry and Basil Jammy Meringues

Lizzie Acker's Strawberry and Basil Jammy Meringues

Serves 6

Takes 3 hours


  • Baking tray
  • Potato masher
  • Mixer
  • Grease proof paper
  • Skewer


  • 200g strawberries, chopped without the stems
  • 5 basil leaves
  • 200g Jam sugar


  1. Place the strawberries in a pan
  2. Mash with the potato masher
  3. Bring the heat to 105°c
  4. Sieve out chunks and let it cool


  • 240g caster sugar
  • 160g egg white
  • 1 tsp crème of tartar
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste


  1. Set oven to 120°c
  2. Warm 240g sugar in a bowl in the oven
  3. Put the egg whites in bowl and start to mix and when start to peak add the crème of tartar
  4. Speed the mixer up
  5. Then add a spoon full of sugar every 60 seconds
  6. Once all the sugar is added, add the tsp of vanilla bean paste
  7. Leave to mix for 5 minutes
  8. Cover the baking tray with grease proof paper
  9. Heap two spoonfuls of the meringue into six piles
  10. Take a teaspoon and make a little well in the middle
  11. Put a teaspoon of jam in the well
  12. Then take a skewer and swirl the jam and meringue
  13. Then place in oven for 1 hour 15 minutes
  14. Turn off oven and allow them to cool in the oven for another hour
  15. Then make a brew and enjoy!

Be sure to take snaps of your strawberry and basil jammy meringues, tagging both @thebigfeastival and @lizzieacker_

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