This healthy and delicious snack is perfect for morning tea.


  • Meringue

  • 125g egg whites

  • 100g caster sugar

  • Squeeze of lemon

  • Skewers

  • 2 bananas

  • 1 punnet of strawberries

  • 4 figs

  • 4 bamboo skewers


  • 1.

    To make meringue, over a pot with water for steam, whisk sugar, egg whites and lemon in a clean, grease-free bowl until thick and glossy. Remove from heat. Stand for 5 minutes to allow mixture to set slightly.|

  • 2.

    Cut the banana into cubes, figs into quarters. Cut green tops off strawberries. Skewer fruit pieces and dip in meringue.

  • 3.

    Using a domestic blowtorch, caramelise meringue until golden brown and crisp. If you do not have a blowtorch, you can hold skewer, with tongs, over an open gas flame.

  • 4.

    You can use handheld electric beaters to make the meringue if you prefer.


Serves 4

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