A not-so-sweet experiment

Hey, guess what these are:

flat, brittle meringue

Well, guess what they’re supposed to be…. 

Yeeeeah, that’s my first attempt at a Splenda-based meringue.  Probably not possible, but I had to see for myself.  I’ve never made real meringues before, so I had no idea what I was after to begin with.  Now I can say with certainty that this recipe didn’t work.  Maybe it was the fact that I used straight Splenda instead of the Baking Blend, or maybe because my vanilla had gone bad, but they turned out flat, brittle, and tasted like salt.  Plus, this recipe only required 15-20 minutes in the oven…that’s not typical, right?

Here’s an action shot of my 2nd batch made with this recipe from the Splenda website, though I did add about 2Tbls of real sugar to it, too.

fluffy, puffy meringue

Looking better already, huh?  These babies have about 20 more min before I turn off the oven and leave them overnight.  Stay tuned…