Growing up with cakes, pastries and anything that you could practically eat is one Filipino trait we are all proud of. A busy kitchen and an even busier dining area is that one great scene that we all have grown to love and look forward to.
Despite the distance, expensive plane tickets and worn out calendars, we find ways to relieve the past – thank you, technology! Some great Filipino food recipes are found with just a click of the button while others in the depths of our ancestral chest!
Today we salute and give credit to that one great Brazo de Mercedes that filled our childhood with delicious memories. Get your papers, pens and or printers ready; let’s begin!
10 large free range eggs
1/2 tsp cream of tartar
1 can condensed milk
3/4 c white sugar
3 Tbsp confectioners’ sugar
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
• Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
• In a dry clean bowl, combine 10 egg whites and cream of tartar. Beat until soft peaks form. Gradually add the granulated sugar while mixing. Continue until semi-firm in texture. Set aside.
• Grease baking pan with vegetable oil or a piece of parchment paper. Pour meringue mixture on top. Spread evenly.
• Bake for 20-22 minutes or until top part turns light brown. Once done, set aside.
• While baking, in a small pot, combine egg yolks and condensed milk. Cook until it thickens. Add the vanilla extract and turn off the heat. Set aside.
• Sprinkle confectioners sugar on top of the meringue. Place wax paper on the top part of the meringue followed by another baking tray. The meringue should be in the middle of two baking trays.
• Flip the meringue. Remove the baking tray and the wax paper.
• Spread the filling over the meringue.
• Roll the meringue. Transfer to a serving plate then serve.
Truly, a meal prepared and served with tender loving care is a meal that could eradicate any form of negativity in one’s life. Try this recipe with your family and friends and together bring this one of a kind filipino food a notch higher.