Meringues are a French and Swiss dessert made of whipped egg whites and sugar, and they are light, sweet, and crispy confections.
To make traditional meringues, you beat egg whites into soft foamy peaks, and then keep whipping as you gradually add sugar until the peaks become stiff. Once you’ve reached the right consistency, you bake them at a low temperature in the oven for a long time. They take both technique and time.
These microwave meringues are incredibly easy to make and take minutes as opposed to hours. They are not as beautiful as traditional meringues (which can be gorgeously shaped into mushrooms and anything else), but they are definitely tasty and make a unique dessert.