What Is Italian Meringue? Easy Recipe for Italian Meringue Buttercream

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Last updated: Jan 18, 2023 • 5 min read

A meringue is a foam of air bubbles enclosed in egg white and stabilized by sugar, first developed in the seventeenth century by cooks who used bundles of straw as whisks. Nowadays, we tend to whip our whites in a stand mixer, but there’s still a bit of technique involved in making meringue.