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meringues and weather

I've read that you shouldn't make meringues when it's humid. Today was dry and breezy but now it's getting overcast and rain is expected later this evening. The whites are in the bowl but still chilly, not at room temp. Does the cloud cover mean it's too humid to make the meringues tonight? Do I have to wait until the whites warm? I was planning to make and freeze until Saturday. Help!

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asked about 4 years ago

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Monita
Monita

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added about 4 years ago

Your whites should be room temp. Humidity and meringues is a relative thing. If you find that the inside of your home feels very humid like on a summer day then it will be more challenging for your meringues. Chances are the humidity isn't so bad. Make sure you give the meringues enough time to dry out in the oven and then store them in an airtight container

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creamtea
creamtea

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added about 4 years ago

Thank you, Monita!

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kelly
added about 4 years ago

I have made meringues in Florida, when it was very humid out and they turned out ok. The batches I left in the oven a little longer did work better though.

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