• 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 1/4 cup toasted and finely ground cashew nuts Procedure: In a saucepan, simmer milk over low heat until reduced to 2 cups. Add suger, butter and vanilla extract, stirring all the while. Remove from heat. Beat egg yolks in mixing bowl. To egg yolks, gradually add milk mixture by spoonfuls, beating all the while. Stir well to avoid curdling. Add cashew nuts and continue cooking entire mixture over low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture has consistency of a paste. Set aside. MERINGUE Ingredients 10 egg whites 1 cup sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Procedure: Preheat oven to 400 F. Beat egg whites until stiff. Gradually add 1 cup sugar, beating continuously. Stir in vanilla. Line large cookie sheet with parchment paper greased with butter and spread meringue on top. Bake until brown. FINAL STEP: Spread filling evenly on top of meringue and roll into a log. Brush with butter and brown again in oven.

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