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Ep. 17 How to Make Meringues

Did you know that “meringue” is not just the white fluffy sweetness on the top of your mama’s pies? Oh no it’s not!

In this 17th episode of “A Jock’s Guide” Cooking Series, you’ll learn that meringues are actually their own sweet little entities! They are super easy to make and this sweet little ditty is going to show you how. BUT ….it wouldn’t be a ‘true’ Jock’s Guide episode without a few fumbles along the way so be sure to watch and learn before you crack open your eggs.


Allergy Egg
Misc Child Friendly, Gourmet
Occasion Casual Party, Christmas, Easter, Formal Party, Halloween, Valentines day
Making Meringues has never been so easy … and so fun! Thank you to for sharing this amazing recipe.


  • 4 egg whites (room temperature)
  • 230g superfine sugar (Castor sugar)
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla or almond extract
  • few dropsfood colouring of your choice


For the love of meringues and everything else in the land of baking… USE PARCHMENT PAPER!


Step 1
Preheat oven to 235 degrees Fahrenheit
Step 2
Line a baking sheet with PARCHMENT PAPER * Do this! Meringues will not work if you skip this step! *
Step 3
Beat egg whites in a large bowl with electric beaters until frothy and stiff.
Step 4
Slowly add the sugar, one tablespoon at a time and beat the mixture until thick and glossy.
Step 5
Add vanilla or almond flavouring and food colouring. Scrape down the bowl and continue beating until stiff peaks form.
Step 6
Transfer the mixture to a piping bag or spoon out the mixture into small piles or "shells" on your prepared baking sheet. If you don't have a piping bag, watch the video on to show how to use a Ziploc bag instead! Keep a few inches between each of the shells.

* If piping, be sure not to compress the mixture. Coil with a light hand into a circle.
* If spooning, spoon approximately 1/2 cup of the mixture into a blob.
Step 7
Place in oven and bake for 60-75 minutes, or until meringues peel nicely off and sound hollow when tapped.
Step 8
Turn oven off and leave meringues in the oven overnight to dry out.

Easy Vanilla Cake + Orange Buttercream Icing

Ok, so call me crazy, but I started this “cake and icing from scratch” adventure at 9pm on the eve of this St. Patrick’s Day. My boycotting of commercial holidays was over. I wanted sugar. I wanted green. I wanted to get lucky.  And lucky I got.

I used this amazing recipe for Easy Vanilla Cake and this family favourite for a most decadent Orange ButterCream Icing.

I substituted regular milk for almond milk, and I used about 1/3 of a cup less of sugar in the cake batter. Honestly, I don’t think you’d even notice because the icing is so wonderful and sweet, that it really does tie everything together nicely.

Overall, it was a completely painless experience, except for the sore belly part from eating two pieces! Oops.

Ep. 13: Figgy Pudding

Learn how to make warm sticky figgy pudding in under 8 minutes – Best. Christmas. Gift. Ever!

This is the 13th episode of A Jock’s Guide Cooking Series. This peppy little video shows you how to make a traditional Christmas dessert, Figgy Pudding, and a most delicious butter rum (minus the rum!) sauce. It’s a step-by-step demonstration that includes talking Nutcrackers, and only one chipped dish.
You know how that old Christmas carol goes – “So bring us some figgy pudding, so bring us some figgy pudding!” You better go make it… because…. “they won’t go until they get some”.

Print off the recipe and follow along!

Warm Sticky Figgy Pudding Recipe

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