Meringues are a central element in many classic bakes, like macarons, pavlova, Montblanc, and Eton mess. The traditional recipe uses sugar and egg whites, but we would like to propose a different variation: honey meringues.
Honey merengues are a bit different from the traditional ones. They are more flavourful, a bit stickier, and take on a beautiful caramelised colour. There are a few advantages in using honey instead of sugar when preparing the meringue frosting:
Honey has slightly less sugar content.
Raw organic honey is less refined and more nutritious.
You can get very different results, depending on the quality of honey you use, opening the door to flavoursome experimentations.
Honey contains 7% fewer sugars than white sugar. Moreover, raw organic honey carries good amounts of health-boosting antioxidants, which plain sugar lacks.
Every little helps when it comes to healthy eating, but our primary objective in this recipe wasn't eliminating sugars. If you wanted a sugar-free meringue, you would use erythritol instead of honey. We tell you how to do that in the tips at the bottom of the page.
Instead, the best thing about meringues made with honey is the flavour. The egg white is almost tasteless, and that's why traditional meringues are quite bland. With this recipe, you can get much tastier and exciting results, depending on the type of honey you select.
You could use fruit-based honey to add a refreshing summer flair to the meringues or go for something classic, like organic acacia. You could even use the super-healthy manuka honey, and enjoy its many benefits.
Or maybe you want to go all out and impress your guests. Then, buy a "best honey of the year" at your local market. We found one made from lavender, with traces of lime and passion fruit. The best honey we ever had! Imagine bringing some of that marvellous flavour into your meringue-based desserts... success is guaranteed.
Whatever honey you choose, we promise you will love the results. Just follow our easy instructions below, and you'll have tasty homemade meringues in no time!