storing meringue

Discussion in 'Pastries & Baking' started by anna w., Dec 20, 2001.

  1. anna w.

    anna w.

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    Is there anyway to store a baked meringue so that it will last longer than 24 hours?
     
  2. w.debord

    w.debord

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    Absolutely! They'll last for months wrapped well.

    I place them in air tight containers, with small bowls (that can't spill and get soda on your meringues) of baking soda (it will absorb the humidity in the container).
    I put a small bowl of soda in each corner of my box and stack the meringues even dirrectly on top of each other and they don't stick...they'll last a really long time this way.

    Depending on what your making the hardest part is finding good storage containers. But even non perfect storage containers work fine. I had ones that were cracked, even missing lids....but if you wrap them well with plastic and don't forget the soda they hold really well.
     
  3. palmier

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    Yes an air tight container tupperware. I put limestone in the bottem, then a sheet of crinkled up parchment, then the meringues. Works well with sugar pieces too.
     
  4. angrychef

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    I keep my meringues just like Wendy described but I use silica gel. I don't usually keep them that long since we move the product pretty fast.