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Cakes Recipes

Brazo De Mercedes

Brazo de Mercedes is a popular dessert of merienda in the Philippines. It is a rolled cake made of egg whites and when you cut into it the you can see the rich custard filling. sink your teeth in this soft and sweet treat.

Ingredients

Filling:

  • 5 cups milk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 8 egg yolks
  • 1/4 cup toasted and finely ground
  • cashew nuts

Meringue:

  • 10 egg whites
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

Filling:

  1. Simmer milk over low heat in a sauce pan. Let mixture boil until reduced to 2 cups.
  2. Add sugar, butter and vanilla extract, stirring all the while. Remove from heat.
  3. Beat egg yolks in mixing bowl. To egg yolks, gradually add milk mixture by spoonfuls, beating all the while. Stir well to avoid curdling.
  4. Add cashew nuts and continue cooking entire mixture over low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture has consistency of a paste. Set aside.

Meringue:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 F. Beat egg whites until stiff.
  2. Gradually add 1 cup sugar while beating the mixture continuously. Stir in vanilla.
  3. Line large cookie sheet with parchment paper greased with butter and spread meringue on top.
  4. Bake until brown. Spread filling evenly on top of meringue and roll into a log.
  5. Brush with butter and brown again in oven.

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