This sauce is best used right away.
Martha Stewart Living, July/August 1999
- 3/4 cup light corn syrup
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup water
- 2 large egg whites, room temperature
- In a small saucepan, combine corn syrup and sugar with 1/4 cup water. Bring to a boil over high heat, and clip on a candy thermometer. Continue to boil, occasionally brushing the sides of the pan with a pastry brush dipped in water to prevent stray granules of sugar from crystallizing.
- Meanwhile, in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, whip egg whites until medium peaks form. When the syrup reaches 238 degrees (soft-ball stage), after about 7 minutes, remove from heat. With mixer running at medium speed, very slowly pour the syrup down the side of the bowl of egg whites in a steady stream, beating until syrup is fully incorporated and sauce is shiny and fluffy. Serve.
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