Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Brazo de Mercedes

Brazo de Mercedes is a meringue roll with yellow custard filling and very popular Filipino dessert. It is very easy to make and ingredients can easily be found at any grocery stores. It took us about a total of 35 minutes to make (and bake) from start to finish. Last time I had this was probably a decade ago and I remember Goldilocks makes the best Brazo de Mercedes, hands down! ... Here's our attempt to make a homemade custard meringue roll...

Ingredients (Meringue)

10 egg whites
1 tsp cream of tartar
3/4 cups granulated sugar

Preheat oven to 350°F
In a big bowl, beat egg whites and cream of tartar using an electric hand mixer
Gradually add sugar, continue mixing until it reaches it's thick and stiff stage
Spread the mixture on a greased wax paper on top of a baking pan or cookie sheet
Bake for 22 minutes or until golden light brown

Ingredients (Custard filling)

10 egg yolks
1 can condensed milk
1 tsp Vanilla extract

In a saucepan, mix egg yolks, vanilla extract and condensed milk until thoroughly combined and keep stirring over a medium heat until mixture thickens. Set aside and let it cool.

Once meringue is done, let it cool for few minutes and sprinkle powdered sugar on top
Flip it over on a cookie sheet with wax paper and spread the mixture evenly. Roll it carefully from one (longer) side to the other and transfer on a larger plate or cake box. Slice, serve, share and enjoy! ;)


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