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Brazo de Mercedes Recipe

Ingredients
  

  • Filling:
  • 14 ounces condensed milk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 8 egg yolks
  • 1/4 cup finely ground and toasted cashew nuts
  • Meringue:
  • 10 egg whites
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions
 

  • Filling:
  • 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.
  • Meringue:
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Combine eggs and Cream if Tartar then 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.