Whisk the egg white with a hand mixer until peaks begin to form when you lift the mixer out of the mixture. Add the sugar and keep whisking until you get very stiff peaks.
Add a very tiny amount of red food colouring into the mixture and mix it in to get a pale pink colour.
Add the mixture from Step 2 to a piping bag fitted with a star-shaped nozzle and pipe out onto a baking try lined with parchment paper. Bake for 60 minutes in an oven preheated to 110°C.
Once baked, store these meringues in a jar or similar along with a pack of desiccant to keep them dry.
Story Behind this Recipe
I used a load of egg yolks for a different cookie recipe so I needed to make something to use up the leftover egg whites. I decided to make them pink for that extra cuteness.
① Preheat the oven to 110°C. ② The colour will fade slightly and the cookies will turn slightly golden when baking so try to aim for a slightly brighter pink colour when adding the dye. ③ Cooking time will vary depending on the model of oven so please adjust accordingly.