This one is going to be short and sweet. I just had to share this recipe I made a bit ago and it is such an easy one! You probably have all the stuff to make it in your pantry right now!
6 large egg whites
1 1/2 TBSP corn starch
A pinch of fine salt
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 packets VIA or 2 TBSP instant coffee (plus a little extra for dusting the tops)
1 TBSP vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 285 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In your stand mixer (or using electric whisks) whisk the egg whites and salt on high speed until frothy.
Add corn starch and sugar (1-2 TBSP at a time) gradually and continue whisking.
Add the sugar in small quantities until the end of the process- about 15 minutes.
At about 13 minutes add the VIA or instant coffee and vanilla. Taste the mixture and add more vanilla if you like.
When the egg whites form stuff peaks, spoon into a frosting bag (or my fancy way- into a large ziplock Baggie with a very small part of a corner cut off) and swirl into small dollops- about 2 inches wide and high- with an nice between. They will expand a little in the oven. Now, with a sifter, dust the tips with a little instant coffee/VIA for prettiness.
Bake about 30 minutes and check often throughout. When done, open oven door and let cool in oven for 15 minutes.
The instant coffee/VIA and vanilla addition is optional- another idea is pomegranate juice (fresh, straight from the pomegranate) or any kind of flavorful juice like that. Play with it!
Enjoy with friends.