- lemon juice/vinegar
- 100 grams egg whites
- 200 grams caster sugar
- 300g grams unsalted butter, cubed
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla Bean paste or equivalent
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When making meringue it is important that you have clean and dry utensils. Any grease or oil or moisture can affect the egg whites from whipping up properly.
Dampen a paper towel with some vinegar or lemon juice and thoroughly wipe down the TM bowl, lid and blade. Also wipe any other utensils you may use such as the spatula.
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Weigh your egg whites and sugar into the TM bowl. Set time 7 minutes, 70 degrees, speed 1.
After 5 minutes remove lid and scrape down sides of bowl to remove any sugar that may be stuck to side of the bowl. Set time 2 minutes 70 degrees, speed 1.
Check that all of the sugar has completely dissolved by rubbing some of the mixture between your fingers. If it is still grainy, repeat the previous step.
Once the sugar has dissolved, re-set TM as you don’t want to heat the meringue while whipping. Set time 7 minutes, speed 5.
While whipping, take your butter out of the fridge and cube it. Butter shouldn’t be cold when it comes time to adding it to the meringue
After the time is complete, you won't have a thick meringue it will be quite runny so don't panic. Remove the lid and scrape down the sides of the bowl.
Now, Reduce speed to 3 and with the motor running, drop cubes of butter in waiting a couple of seconds between each cube.
Once all of the butter has been added continue to whip for a few more seconds. Remove lid and scrape down sides of the bowl. Replace lid and whip again at speed 3. Add vanilla extract and vanilla bean
At this stage you will probably have a soupy looking buttercream (maybe even curdled looking) but don't panic. As the TM bowl is probably still quite warm it prevents actual meringue from forming. Remove the lid and place bowl in the fridge for about 10 min. This will help to chill the bowl down and assist you in being able to cool the buttercream slightly so it will whip up nice and thick and pipable.
Re-Whip at speed 3 and if buttercream looks nice and thick and pipable.
if it's still runny pop bowl back in fridge for another 10 minutes and whip again.
The buttercream shouldn't be cold to hold its shape so don't over chill and then try and whip.
Buttercream can be coloured or flavoured at this point, just whip at about speed 3 and add colouring. Scrape down bowl and re- whip to ensure even colouring and flavouring
Once prepared, buttercream can be stored in the freezer. Just allow it to come back to room temp and then whip at speed 4 for a minute or so until it is thick and glossy.
This batch will ice approximately 16-20 cupcakes
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