Desserts

PRETTY STRAWBERRY MERINGUE ROULADE

Date: 03 Aug 2017 Author: Jacqui Categories: Desserts, Food, Sweets & Treats Comments

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This is a gorgeous looking dessert.  It looks difficult to make and quite daunting, but honestly it is easy peasy! Besides, the icing powder hides a multitude of sins although the cracks make it kinda look pretty! Go on, give it a try!

Ingredients

  • 4 large egg whites
  • 1 cup castor sugar
  • 1 tsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp corn starch
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla essence
  • Fresh Cream (approx 200ml)
  • Vanilla Essence
  • Thinly sliced strawberries

Method

In a clean bowl, whisk the eggwhites until soft peaks form.  Started adding the sugar at intervals and keep beating till meringue thickens, add the vanilla essence, the teaspoon of corn starch and the white wine vinegar and continue beating until meringue is firm and shiny.

Preheat oven to 160C.

Place baking paper on a rectangular baking tin and spread the meringue evenly over it and smooth the top. Bake for about 30 minutes.  It will start to crisp around the sides and the middle will remain slightly soft.  Take it out of the oven and leave to cool in the tin.

In the meantime, beat the fresh cream, adding a few drops of vanilla essence.  If you like it sweet, add a tablespoon of icing sugar.  Slice the strawberries.  Make sure the sliced strawberries are dry. Best if you dry them on a paper towel.

Place another larger piece of  baking sheet over the meringue, and quickly turn the meringue over and lay on the counter.  Remove the baking tin and then slowly peel off the baking sheet you baked it on as well.

Now spread the fresh cream over the top of the meringue, but leave a border.  Arrange the sliced strawberries on top.

With the help of the fresh baking paper, start rolling the meringue from the shorter end.  Don’t worry if it starts to crack a little, it will still look lovely, trust me!

Transfer to a serving dish and sprinkle heavily with icing sugar.  Decorate with sliced strawberries and mint leaves.  If you wish you can also put some fresh cream on top and place strawberries over that.

Delicious!