Fisherman’s Friend meringues

  • Petit four
  • 12
  • 1 hour 30 minutes

This is a really great alternative meringue recipe from Agnar Sverrisson. While the meringues are delicate, they pack a powerful liquorice and menthol punch, making a great palate cleanser that also works as a remarkable amuse bouche.

First published in 2015




Fisherman’s Friend meringues

  • 12 Fisherman’s Friend sweets
  • 7g of egg white powder
  • 175g of caster sugar
  • 175ml of water


In a mortar and pestle, crush the Fisherman's Friend sweets into a fine powder
  • 12 Fisherman’s Friend sweets
Thoroughly combine 75ml of the water, the egg white powder and the Fisherman's Friend powder in a food mixer for 3–4 minutes
Meanwhile, soak the sugar in 100ml of water for 10 minutes, then cook to 121°C to create a sugar syrup
  • 100ml of water
  • 175g of caster sugar
Whisk the egg mixture on high speed for 30 seconds then gradually drizzle in the sugar syrup, with the mixer running
Mix on a high speed for another minute then lower the setting to medium. Continue to whisk until cooled and suitable for piping
Preheat the oven to 100°C/gas mark 1/2
Pipe the mixture into 30 meringue shapes and bake for 70 minutes or until firm
Take the meringues and gently place on the toothpicks to serve
First published in 2015

Agnar Sverrisson’s modern European food combines seasonal British ingredients with Icelandic specialities, serving rustic, Nordic-inflected plates that highlight textural contrast and clean, intense flavours.

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