• 4 egg whites
  • 1 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 cup castor sugar
  • beans from one vanilla pod


  • On a double boiler ( heat proof bowl over a bowl of simmering water) set over medium heat, mix egg whites, lemon juice and sugar. Keep mixing continuously, to prevent the eggs from curdling.
  • Cook until the sugar dissolves.
  • Once the sugar dissolves, transfer the egg mixture to another bowl and add vanilla beans.
  • Using an electric mixer on high speed, beat until the egg whites double in volume and stiff peaks form. The mixture will be smooth and glossy.