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My question is regarding meringue for a Pavlova dessert. Mine have a nice texture and taste, but the colour is more beige than white. My oven is clean, and I have checked the baking temps with additional thermometers. Help!

From Kristie - Kamloops, BC, Canada

The problem is either that the temperature was too high or the meringue was in the oven too long. In my experience, the trick with meringues is to keep an eye on them - unfortunately they can go from perfectly baked to overdone very quickly!