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Quick video: how to beat egg whites to soft peaks

Learn how to beat egg white to soft peaks in just 20 seconds (watch the video above). You're looking for peaks that curl.

Step-by-step guide: how to beat egg whites to soft peaks

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1. Put your egg whites into a clean glass bowl. Make sure you use room temperature eggs – that way you’ll get more volume.

2. Using an electric hand whisk, beat the egg whites until they start to fluff up.

3. The whites are ready once the peaks curl after you take the whisk away.

4. Why not use your newfound skill in the recipe below?

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RAREBIT SOUFFLÉS

20 minutes, serves 2, easy

mature cheddar 100g

Dijon mustard 1 tsp

Worcestershire sauce a splash

spring onions 2, finely chopped

cayenne pepper a pinch

egg 1, separated

sourdough bread 4 slices, toasted

watercress salad dressed, to serve

step 1

Mix the cheddar, mustard, worcestershire sauce, onions and cayenne with the egg yolk. Whisk the egg white to soft peaks, stir into the cheese and divide between toast. Grill until golden and serve with salad.

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per serving 486 kcals, protein 22.5g, carbs 51.5g, fat 22.5g, sat fat 12g, fibre 3.9g, salt 2.28g