Taste of Space
Major: Mechanical Engineering
About the work: As I near the end of my time in Psyche Inspired, I realized how the mission to Psyche still has further to go, yet it takes its time to celebrate its milestones. It reminded me of how one takes a coffee break to recharge before pushing onward. Thus, I was inspired to make a Psyche treat that can be enjoyed at every coffee break and milestone: meringues. I modeled the meringues after the spacecraft and asteroid, making them small enough so they could float in a latte together.
To make the meringues: mix 180 grams of sugar into 120 grams of egg whites in a double boiler until the sugar is dissolved (the texture is not gritty between your fingers). Add some vanilla extract and mix with whisk attachments on high speed for about 8-10 minutes (almost stiff peaks). Separate the mixture into bowls and mix in coloring. Transfer to piping bags and pipe designs onto parchment paper/silicon mat. Bake in an oven set to 200 F for 1.5 hours.