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Welcome to Day 29 of Crafty October – a month of Halloween ideas at The Purple Pumpkin Blog! Don’t forget to check out last year’s ideas if you need more inspiration.
Today I’m sharing something that I made a few years ago – Meringue Ghosts!
To make them, all you need is some meringue (recipe below) which you then pipe out into ghost type shapes – or if you don’t have a piping bag, you could use a plastic food bag with the corner snipped off, or you could just dollop the shapes with a spoon! A couple of edible silver balls make the eyes and then bake. I served these with a raspberry sauce. I have also used meringue to make bones for a Halloween party buffet!
4 egg whites
225g caster sugar
½ tsp vanilla extract
1 x 300g tin raspberries in syrup
100g seedless raspberry jam
edible silver balls
Preheat the oven to 110C/225F/Gas ¼.
Line a baking sheet with greaseproof paper
Whisk the egg whites in a bowl until stiff.
Gradually whisk in the sugar and vanilla extract until the mixture stands in peaks.
Spoon the meringue into a piping (or food) bag and pipe swirls of various sizes to make ghosts onto the baking sheet.
Add the silver balls for eyes.
Bake for 1½ hours until dry.
Cool on a wire rack.
Press the raspberries and syrup through a fine sieve into a saucepan.
Add the jam and heat gently until it melts, stirring regularly.
Serve the raspberry sauce on the side, or dripped over the meringue ghosts.
I am hosting a month long Halloween Link Party to celebrate Crafty October and would love for you to share your Halloween ideas – crafts, recipes, costumes, parties…anything goes, as long as it is family friendly! It’s my favourite time of year, (as you may well know!) and I can’t wait to see what you link up!
Michelle lives in London with her husband, son, and cat named Pumpkin. She started The Purple Pumpkin Blog in 2011 and the idea behind the blog is simple - Cook, Create, Celebrate! Michelle shares delicious recipes and creative ideas for all seasons, holidays, parties, & Disney! She thinks up the ideas so you don’t have to!