meringue

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n meringue sweet topping especially for pies made of beaten egg whites and sugar
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Meringue F. mẽ`răN"g'; E. mĕ*răng" A delicate pastry made of powdered sugar and the whites of eggs whipped up, -- with jam or cream added.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n meringue In cookery, a mixture of white of eggs and sugar slightly browned, used for ornamenting and supplementing other confections. Puddings or tarts, etc., covered with this preparation are sometimes called meringues.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Meringue me-rang′ a mixture of sugar and white of eggs slightly browned for garnishing other confections: a pudding or tart covered with this
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Quotations

  • Woody Allen
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    “Comedy just pokes at problems, rarely confronts them squarely. Drama is like a plate of meat and potatoes, comedy is rather the dessert, a bit like meringue.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr., prob. from Mehringen.

Usage

In literature:

Use the whites of egg for meringue.
"The Community Cook Book" by Anonymous
Dry your eyes, little one, we will buy some meringues.
"Jack" by Alphonse Daudet
Twelve meringues in all; that means a meringue and a half each.
"A World of Girls" by L. T. Meade
Cover with meringue made from the egg white.
"Pennsylvania Dutch Cooking" by Unknown
Meringue can be added but is not necessary save for ornament.
"Dishes & Beverages of the Old South" by Martha McCulloch Williams
Return the pudding to a slow oven for about four minutes, in order to set the meringue.
"Nelson's Home Comforts" by Mary Hooper
She's nothin' less than Margot Meringue, the big movie star.
"Alex the Great" by H. C. Witwer
Ornament with chopped almonds and meringue, or not, as you please.
"Culture and Cooking" by Catherine Owen
MERINGUES FILLED WITH PRESERVED WALNUTS.
"Breakfasts and Teas" by Paul Pierce
Place one of these individual meringues on the top of each service of consomme, and sprinkle with finely chopped parsley.
"Fifty-Two Sunday Dinners" by Elizabeth O. Hiller
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In poetry:

Later, with inch-thick specs,
Evil was just my lark:
Me and my coat and fangs
Had ripping times in the dark.
The women I clubbed with sex!
I broke them up like meringues.
"A Study Of Reading Habits" by Philip Larkin

In news:

Meringue Ghosts, photographed in Walnut Creek, Calif, on Wednesday, Oct 7, 2009.
Remove dried meringues from the oven and cool.
After 60 minutes, turn off oven and let sit meringues sit in the oven for an additional 60 minutes with the heat off.
Remove meringues from oven and carefully remove them from the parchment paper and set on a platter.
You'll need to allow for the 12 hours of drying time for the meringues as noted in the directions.
Easter At The Russo's: Lemon Meringue -Gate.
Meringue Cookies with Strawberry Sauce.
Tall, thin peaks topped white mountains -- mountains of meringue, that is.
Pavlova , a popular dessert in New Zealand, is composed of meringue, whipped cream and fresh fruit.
T he recently opened 7.9-acre Central Park at Playa Vista, a park that was designed by Michael Maltzan, Architecture in collaboration with the Office of James Burnett, features a fun-looking meringue-like event shell.
Light and Airy Coconut Meringue Cookies.
Use fresh, local eggs for best meringue.
How to make Meringue Angels.
Meringue creates a lighter take on holiday cookies.
Meringue Cookies for Passover .
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