Brazo de Mercedes recipe
- Cuisine: Filipino
- Prep Time: 20 min(s)
- Cook Time: 30 min(s)
- Serves 10
A favourite Filipino dessert, brazo de Mercedes means "arm of our Lady of Mercy". This Spanish-influenced dessert is rich, sweet and sticky, and is one of Luzviminda’s favourites because it’s spectacular to look at. Best eaten on the day of making.
Ingredients8 eggs, separated
395g condensed milk
1 lime or lemon
2 tbsp unsalted butter
1 tsp vanilla essence
1 tsp cream of tartar
1/2 cup superfine sugar
Melted butter, for greasing
Toasted slivered almonds, for decorating
Line a 26 x 32 cm swiss roll pan with foil and grease with the melted butter, making sure to get well into the corners.
Using an electric mixer, whisk the egg whites, vanilla essence and cream of tartar until soft peaks form. Gradually add the sugar and whisk until firm, glossy peaks form.
Spoon the mixture into the tray and spread evenly with a palette knife. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until the meringue starts to lightly brown on top.
Carefully remove the meringue from the tray by lifting the foil and turning it onto another piece of foil.
Spread the yolk mixture evenly over the meringue, leaving a 10-15 cm border from all the edges. Reserve a small amount of custard for decorating. With the help of the foil, roll the meringue base up and over itself, starting from one long side, in the same way as with a Swiss roll.
Remove the foil and top the roll with the remaining yolk mixture. Decorate with slivered almonds. Place in the fridge to chill before serving.
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