Suspiros - Baked Meringues

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Suspiros (also called merengues) are baked meringues. The word suspiro actually means "sigh". Suspiros are sold year round, but are also one of the traditional baked goods served on a holiday we call "Todos Santos" (All Saints Day). They are easy to make, very delicious, light on calories, but heavy on the sugar.

Suspiros - Merengues - Bolivian Food and Recipes


8 egg whites
1/2 lemon
3 and 1/2 cups of powdered sugar
Baking paper


Beat the eggs until they form soft peaks. Continue to beat them as you gradually add the sifted powdered sugar and juice from 1/2 a lemon. Beat continually until firm peaks form.

Recipe for Bolivian baked meringes

Heat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (180 Celcius). Place a piece of baking paper on a cookie sheet and drop the meringue by large spoonfuls onto the paper. (If you want them to have a more decorous shape, you can use a cake frosting bag and tips to squeeze them onto your pan). Lower the oven temperature to about 250 and bake until slightly toasted.

Remove and cool. Your meringues will be crunchy but fragile and will break easily. They'll also melt in your mouth.

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