For when you have no oven, no kitchen sink and all your utensils are in boxes.
I didn’t believe they would work, but they sort of do. Try it and tell me what you think. They’re not the height of culinary perfection. In fact, they have the dry texture of supermarket meringue and the taste of icing sugar, but for a frustrated baker they are an intriguing diversion. I’ll be serving them sandwiched with ice-cream and blackberrys from my next door neighbours garden.
150g icing sugar
15g egg white (not a full medium egg)
Mix the two ingredients together. You’ll need to really press into it.
Knead well until end up with something like ready-to-roll icing.
Divide into 16 balls, make them as smooth as possible.
Microwave at 800w for 40 seconds each and watch them puff up.
Carefully remove using a spatula. They are very very brittle and look a bit like clouds.