1 1/2 cups of sugar
1/3 cup cold water
2 large egg whites
1/2 teaspoon of cream of tartar
Pinch of salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
In a medium glass bowl, combine sugar, water, egg whites, cream of tartar and salt.
Put a saucepan of water on the heat to simmer. Meanwhile, beat the egg mixture with an electric mixer on low heat for 30 seconds. Place the bowl on the simmering water pan, forming a double double water bath and continue beating at high power for 7 minutes, until the mixture is firm and shiny.
Remove from the heat, add the vanilla and beat 1 to 2 minutes more.
Use immediately, the glaze will set quickly.