Brazo de Mercedes

Brazo de Mercedes (Creme-filled Log Cake)

Brazo de Mercedes
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Goldilocks’ is a household name when it comes to desserts, cakes and pastries. Whenever you think of something to bring home to your wife, kids, old folks and friends you’ll drop by at any Goldilocks’ outlet for some “pasalubong”. One of the favorite desserts you’ll pick is the Brazo de Mercedes. Now that’s Christmas is near and prices are up, why not whip up your own Brazo de Mercedes? When you have perfected the process, you can give it as a Christmas gift this yuletide season.

Brazo de Mercedes (Creme-filled Log Cake)
 
Ingredients
Filling
  • 5 cups milk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 8 egg yolks
  • ¼ cup toasted and finely ground cashew nuts
Meringue
  • 10 egg whites
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Instructions
Cooking the Filling
  1. In a saucepan, simmer milk over low heat 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.
Cooking the Meringue
  1. Preheat oven to 400 F.
  2. Beat egg whites until stiff.
  3. Gradually add 1 cup sugar, beating continuously. Stir in vanilla.
  4. Line large cookie sheet with parchment paper greased with butter and spread meringue on top.
  5. Bake until brown.
  6. Spread the filling evenly on top of meringue and roll into a log.
  7. Brush with butter and brown again in oven.

  • Yummy, I think I’ll try this brazo de mercedes and maybe impress my coworkers.

    Thanks for the great idea. 🙂

  • Anonymous

    awesome

  • Anonymous

    random

  • Anonymous

    yummy and awesome

  • man

    cool

  • Anonymous

    tight

  • k

    tight

  • dylan

    it taste like shit

  • Anonymous

    ksie

  • Anonymous

    it tastes great

  • Anonymous

    forget dylan

  • Anonymous

    hey dylan how do you know the taste of shit

  • sheryl

    how about the cream of tartar for the meringue???