a pinch of salt
4 oz (125g) castor sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
flaked almonds / hundreds and thousands
Beat the egg-whites with the salt until they are stiff . Gradually beat in the sugar until the mixture is again very stiff and fold in the vanilla. Place dessertspoons of the mixture on greased oven trays – press almonds into meringues, or sprinkle with hundreds and thousands. Bake in a slow oven 125°c for about 1 hour or until quite dry.