The "pie" thread inspired me to try Bettinashoe's recipe for Coconut Cream Pie, but the humidity here today is off the charts.
My beautiful meringue turned into a soupy mess-GRRRRRRRRRR
Does anyone have a recipe for meringue that is not affected by humidity?
Doesn't your house have air conditioning? Air conditioning removes humidity from our homes. Unless you're living with fans and open windows, your meringue should not have been adversely affected indoors.
I never have problems with it and I live on the Gulf Coast.
Yes - we have central A/c and, in fact, I turned the thermostat down to 70 degrees to try and ensure as little humidity as possible, but it still softened.
Are you saying it was "user error"
I may have beat it too long after adding the sugar, but I just attributed the problem to humidity.
LOL - no, it can't be "user error" - I think it was the sugar's fault!
Just like royal icing everything must be grease free to get a good stiff meringue. I also add cream of tartar and beat my egg whites until it has soft peaks before adding the sugar a little at a time. then beat until stiff peaks. HTH.