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Old wives tale: If it is cloudy and overcast or rainy divinity will not come out. It has held true for me who many times pays no heed to old wives tales.
Also It must be mixed in a GLASS bowl and the bowl and utensils must have no oily residue on them.
These are just a couple of the things I know about why divinity sometimes does not work.
Hmmm well then that would mean I can't make it here for Christmas at all?????
I make meringues that turn out awesome -----I add some peppermint, tiny pieces of pepper mint candies and miniature chocolate chips, red and green sugar sparkles and they are SOOOO GOOD.
I am not a fan of divinity. But I do know I can turn out good egg whites no matter the weather----it's storing that becomes a problem, as our humidity is
VERY high this time of year here. I usually have to keep them in some sort of airtight container and they get eaten fast, anyhow.
The tips above are right-on. VERY clean bowl and utensils w/o a trace of grease or fat ---critical. Also, not even a trace of yolk in the egg white---critical. And knowing when to stop beating is the most critical of all----you have to test the whites frequently-----once they form stiff peaks that stay up you STOP beating immediately. Also, if adding sugar, this must be done very slowly, or you will "beat down" the whites into a sugary, flat mess. I have learned this by experience, thru the years.
Sounds as if you have to start over. I have no idea what you should do w/the stuff you have now, I supposed you can bake it into a white cake????-----good luck!