2 egg whites
200ml castor sugar
Pinch of cream of tartar
Food colouring of choice
Beat all ingredients together in a bowl over a pot of boiling water (do not let the bowl touch the boiling water).
Beat until soft peak stage (at least for 5 mins so egg whites are cooked)
Move over to electric mixer for final beating stage – beat until medium peak stage
Place in piping bag and voila! Beautiful velvety meringue topping!
p.s. Add a drop of food colouring if you want!