Pistachio and rosewater meringues
- makes 12
Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi of London-based restaurant and deli Ottolenghi (ottolenghi.co.uk) say the secret to their famous meringues is a good freestanding electric mixer. Making them by hand is out of the question (your arm muscles would never cope) and using a handheld electric mixer is not practical – the mixture gets too firm for most machines. They recommend heating the sugar to help it cook the egg white as the meringue is being beaten, this gives a stable mixture.