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Why does my meringue bleeds after baking ?

asked by Nash about 5 years ago

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Droplet
added about 5 years ago

Overbeaten egg whites

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boulangere
boulangere

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added about 5 years ago

If you're making what is known as a cold French meringue, in which basically the egg whites and some cream of tartar are beaten until frothy and then the sugar is added in slow increments, the meringue spread on top of a pie, then browned under a broiler, the sugar is much less stable than in a Swiss or Italian meringue. Sugar is extremely hygroscopic, meaning that in solution, it will literally extract moisture from the air in order to keep itself in solution. There is your weeping problem.

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Adianne
added about 5 years ago

You might be beating it until it is too stiff or dry.

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