Oct 7, 2008

My All Time Favorite Dessert: Brazo de Mercedes

It's another PMC Weekly Fest! For Week 17, we need to create a post with a picture of our favorite dessert. Then include the ingredients and the cooking or preparation procedure. The entry that has the most creative way of putting the ingredients will win.

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Pretty easy only that I am not creative. Here is my favorite dessert.




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


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



○ In a saucepan, simmer milk over low heat until reduced to 2 cups. Add sugar, butter, and vanilla extract, stirring constantly. Remove from heat.
○ Beat egg yolks in mixing bowl. Add a little of the milk to the egg yolks, stir, then gradually add mixture by spoonfuls back into the saucepan, beating constantly. Stir well to avoid curdling.
○ Add cashew nuts and continue cooking entire mixture over low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture has the consistency of a paste. Set aside.


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

{source: PinoyRecipe.net}


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  1. wow.... I miss brazo de mercedes... yummy

  2. Wow! Sarap! I LOVE brazo...kaso...I'm not good with the meringue...i tried making sans rival pero ang meringue ko palapak...but masarap! ehehehe

    Mayang's Ice Cream Cake