Scrummy snowmen

Ingredients

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To make these snowmen meringues, ask an adult to help you find or buy these ingredients.

Ingredients

  • 3 eggs

  • 170g (6oz) caster sugar

  • a few currants and raisins or sultanas

  • mixed peel

  • 1 glace cherry

  • icing sugar

  • soft fruits such as raspberries, blueberries and strawberries

  • low-fat creme fraiche

Remember to wash your hands before you start, and make sure you have an adult to help.

Step 1

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Find two baking trays.

Cut two rectangles of baking paper a little smaller than the baking trays.

Step 2

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Choose currants, raisins or sultanas, and pieces of peel and glace cherry to make eyes, noses, mouths and buttons.

Put them all on a plate.

Step 3

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Ask an adult to help you crack three eggs and separate the yolks. To do this, pass each yolk from one half of the shell to the other and let the white drop into the bowl.

Put each yolk in another bowl (you don't need them).

Step 4

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Wash your hands. Pour the egg whites into a mixing bowl.

Whisk them quickly until they look like snow! They should be stiff.

Stir in the caster sugar with a tablespoon a little at a time.

Step 5

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On one of your baking trays, make snowmen with no faces or buttons.

Use a teaspoonful of egg white mixture for a head and a tablespoonful for a body.

Step 6

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On the other baking tray, make the same number of snowmen but with faces and buttons.

Put the two trays in the oven at the LOWEST possible heat for FOUR HOURS!

Step 7

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Ask an adult to take the snowmen out of the oven and carefully peel off the paper.

Turn the plain snowman upside down and spoon on some fruit mixed with creme fraiche.

Step 8

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Put a snowman with a face on top of the fruit to make a snowman sandwich.

Sieve a little icing sugar over it to make a sprinkling of snow!