🔕 🔔
Loading…

My Basket ()

All questions

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!

Lisanne is a trusted home cook.

asked over 3 years ago

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

3 answers 1216 views
8425a5f0 773c 4ccd b24e 9e75b44477a8  monita photo
Monita

Monita is a Recipe Tester for Food52

added over 3 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

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

48dd002c 4c45 4b84 8006 ac8614d467cd  dsc00859 2
creamtea

Lisanne is a trusted home cook.

added over 3 years ago

Thank you, Monita!

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

23b88974 7a89 4ef5 a567 d442bb75da04  avatar
added over 3 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.

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

Loading…

Reset
Password

  Enter your email below and we'll send you instructions on how to reset your password

Account Created

Welcome!

Logged In

Enjoy!

Email Sent

Please check your email for instructions
on how to reset your password

Successfully logged out

Let's Keep in Touch!

Get the recipes and features that have us talking, plus first dibs on events and limited-batch products.

(Oh, and $10 off your order of $50 or more in the Food52 Shop, too.)

Please enter a valid email address.