Fill medium size sauce pot 1/4 of the way with water and bring to boil. While water is heating, measure & combine the egg white & sugar in a stainless steel bowl that will fit over the top of the sauce pot. Once water is boiling, remove from heat. Place bowl with meringue mix over pot and whisk continuously until sugar is dissolved. Temperature should reach 120F or until just warm to the touch. Transfer mixture to an electric mixer and beat on high speed until stiff peaks form. Mixture is now ready to be piped or shaped into the desired form. We usually use a piping bag and star tip, piping into rings with no bottom on a parchment lined baking sheet. Once meringues are piped out, place baking sheet in warm oven (150F-200F) for 1 to 2 hours or until they have dried and are easily removed from baking sheet.
We usually make a filling for these meringues using fresh berries, whipped cream and a berry sauce, but this is where you can get creative.